EDF Renewable secures PPA for 150-MW wind farm in Kansas
Jul 3, 2014 - US firm EDF Renewable Energy said yesterday it had sealed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for the output of its 150-MW Slate Creek wind project in Kansas.
The generated electricity will be sold to utility Great Plains Energy (NYSE:GXP) and the latter's units Kansas City Power & Light and KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations.
The Slate Creek wind park in Sumner County will be powered by 75 turbines supplied by Danish manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems (CPH:VWS) under a contract from last month. Construction works are scheduled to start late this year with the aim to achieve commercial operations at the plant by end-2015.
EDF Renewable Energy has developed 5.7 GW of wind, solar, biomass and biogas projects in the US, Canada and Mexico. After commissioning the Slate Creek plant, the company will have installed almost 400 MW of wind power capacity in Kansas, it noted.
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