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Enel starts construction of new 300MW wind farm in US

CTBR Staff Writer Published 07 March 2018

Italian energy company Enel, through its subsidiary Enel Green Power North America (EGPNA), has begun the construction of a 300MW wind farm in the US state of Kansas.

The wind farm will be located in Marion and Dickinson Counties in the state. The proejct is expected to be completed by the year end and once completed, Enel’s operational wind capacity in the state will reach about 1.4GW.

For this wind farm, Enel is investing $400m and it is part of the company’s current strategic plan. Enel is using its own financial resources for this project. When fully operational, the wind farm can generate about 1,300 GWh of clean energy annually.

Enel’s global renewable energies division head and Enel Green Power CEO Antonio Cammisecra said: “The start of construction of Diamond Vista, which follows a record year of growth in 2017 for Enel Green Power in the US, sends a strong message about our ability to deliver on the company’s commitment to further strengthen its renewable leadership.

“Furthermore, this project confirms us as a partner of choice for offtake customers who, like Enel, are committed to advancing a sustainable energy future. We are proud to be able to support their renewable goals through a cost-effective energy supply.”

For 100MW portion of the wind farm, the power and renewable energy credits will be sold to global manufacturing company Kohler under a bundled, long-term power purchase agreement (PPA).

This amount of energy will be sufficient for running the company’s operations at 85 manufacturing facilities, offices and warehouses across the US and Canada. It is also expected to reduce Kohler’s annual global greenhouse gas emissions by more than 25%.

The wind farm is also being supported by two more long-term PPAs through which the 100MW portion will be sold to portion will be sold to City Utilities of Springfield and 84MW portion will be sold to Tri-County Electric Cooperative of Oklahoma.

It is owned by EGPNA’s subsidiary Enel Green Power Diamond Vista Wind Project.  

Image: Kohler to buy 100MW from Enel’s new 300MW under-construction US wind farm. Photo courtesy of Albert Lazcano/FreeImages.com.