Open for Business: Enel Green Power Completes Wind Farm in Kansas
On Tuesday Italian-based renewable energy developer Enel Green Power said its North American division has completed construction and brought online its latest wind farm in Kansas.
Enel Green Power North America, Inc.'s development partner TradeWind Energy took seven months to construct the $305 million wind installation dubbed Caney River. Located in Elk County, the wind farm consists of 111 wind turbines that combined give Caney River a generation capacity of 200 MW.
Now fully operational, the energy generated at Caney River is being delivered to the Tennessee Valley Authority under the terms of a 20-year power purchase contract. The Caney River contact is one nine wind PPAs the TVA has signed and the third that is operational. The federally-owned utility has entered into agreements to purchase wind power from eight wind farms that will combine to add 1,565 MW of wind power to the company's renewable energy portfolio. Over half of the wind farms under contract are due to come online in 2012.
For Enel Green Power the Caney River wind farm brings its total installed wind capacity in North America to 988 MW rising its global wind energy portfolio to 2,937 MW.
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