Congratulations to our October Chamber Business of the Month! AES Laurel Mountain is a Wind and Energy Storage facility located atop the Appalachian Mountains in Barbour and Randolph Counties of West Virginia. The facility personnel operate and maintain 61 GE wind turbines and a 32 megawatt energy storage system. The energy produced is supplied to the Leadsville and Pruntytown Substations within the local communities. AES serves in the PJM market which is part of the Eastern Interconnection grid operating an electric transmission system serving all or parts of Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.
AES Laurel Mountain is staffed with 14 full time employees; with our office near Elkins, WV. AES Corporation is the parent organization which is headquartered in Arlington Va. AES Corporation operates on four continents and 18 countries and staffs 19,000 employees worldwide.
AES Laurel Mountain is actively engaged in community initiatives regarding safety, environmental and charitable contributions. The site generates approximately 2 million dollars annually for the local economy. Our mission is to improve lives by providing safe, reliable and sustainable energy solutions to every market we serve.