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Enel begins construction on 298MW Thunder Ranch wind farm in US

CTBR Staff Writer Published 10 May 2017

Enel Green Power North America (EGPNA) has commenced construction on the Thunder Ranch wind farm project in the US.

The 298MW Thunder Ranch project is being developed with an investment of around $435m.

Owned by EGPNA subsidiary Thunder Ranch Wind Project, the wind facility is situated in Garfield, Kay and Noble Counties, Oklahoma.

Expected to begin operations by the end of this year, the wind project can generate around than 1,100 GWh of power per annum.

The project can deliver the clean energy to around 89,400 homes annually, helping to curb the emission of about 790,000 tonnes of CO2 each year.

According to Enel, the wind project will be supported by long-term agreements for the sale of power and renewable energy credits.

Recently, Enel has also commenced construction at its new 300MW Red Dirt wind project.

It already runs 150MW Rocky Ridge wind project, 300MW Chisholm View I & II projects, 150MW Origin project, 150 MW Osage Wind project, 74MW Little Elk project, 200MW Goodwell project and 108MW Drift Sand project.

In April, EGPNA had commenced construction of a 300MW Red Dirt wind farm in the US.

The wind farm will be located in Kingfisher and Logan Counties, Oklahoma and will be owned by EGPNA’s subsidiary Red Dirt Wind Project.

EGPNA, which is a subsidiary of Enel Group, owns and operates renewable energy plants in North America. It has operating and under development projects in 23 US states and two Canadian provinces.

With a managing capacity of 3.3GW, EGPNA operates up to 100 plants, which generates renewable hydropower, wind, geothermal and solar energy.