Enel Green Power North America announced Monday it has started operating a 199MW expansion of its Cimarron wind farm in Kansas. The utility also brought online the 236MW White Cloud project in Missouri. Through these projects, the company is raising its overall capacity to 599MW.
Enel announces operations in two projects
Cimarron Bend in Clark County is now Enel Green Power’s largest renewable energy project in the world.
The Construction of this project’s extension started in the second quarter of 2020. In this regard, the 599MW facility is expected to generate a total of more than 2.7 terawatt-hours of electricity a year.
Enel will sell the facility’s energy output to Evergy and the Missouri Joint Municipal Electric Utility Commission. With Evergy, the company has a 150MW power purchase agreement (PPA), and with the commission, a 30MW PPA.
On the other hand, the White Cloud project in Nodaway County, which began Construction in 2019, is expected to generate around 950 gigawatt-hours of electricity a year. This project has a PPA with Associated Electric Cooperative for all its output.
In this sense, the two wind farms will bring the company’s renewable capacity to 865MW across the US and Canada.
The investment in the construction of both projects amounts to around $660 million (White Cloud – $380m; Cimarron Bend – $281m).
Salvatore Bernabei, Enel Green Power chief executive, said, “we are progressing at full speed towards a sustainable energy future.“
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“In a challenging year across all sectors, our teams have demonstrated exceptional dedication to the achievement of our business goals while continuing to prioritize health and safety.”
“These milestones further prove our track record in the development, construction, and operation of high-quality generation assets, enabling the accomplishment of sustainability targets by us and our renewable energy off-takers.”