Constellation Energy Corp. is launching a $350 million effort to deliver more carbon-free, wind-based electricity to the Oakland, Maryland region, the company announced in a June 8 press release. In doing so, the company will breathe new life into its Criterion wind project, extending the life of the facility for another 20 years.

The project’s extension is the latest effort on Constellation’s part to help states such as Maryland speed up reaching previously set clean-energy growth initiatives. Constellation currently operates 27 wind projects, which are capable of collectively producing approximately 1,400 megawatts of electricity.

“Constellation leads the nation in carbon-free energy production. Our investment strategy will unlock even more clean energy from our existing facilities to help the nation meet its ambitious climate goals,” said Joe Dominguez, president and CEO of Constellation.

The Criterion wind project is expected to be completed by the end of the year. New rotors, turbine blades and generators are currently being installed and the old blades and equipment recycled.

Power generated at Criterion will continue to be sold to Old Dominion Electric Cooperative.

Headquartered in Baltimore, Constellation Energy is a producer of carbon-free energy and supplier of energy products.