March 13 (Renewables Now) - EDF Renewables North America on Tuesday announced the commissioning of its 100-MW Stoneray wind farm in Minnesota.
The 39-turbine plant, located in Pipestone and Murray counties in southwestern Minnesota, will sell its output to Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA) under a power-purchase agreement starting in 2020. The Siemens Gamesa turbines of the wind park are expected to produce enough power to supply up to 47,000 average local homes when working at full capacity, saving more than 300,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO) emission per year, the developer estimates.
EDF Renewables will take care of all asset management and operations and maintenance services for the plant.
EDF Renewables has added over 1.6 GW of capacity in Minnesota. The commissioning of the Stoneray wind park was announced just a few days after the company unveiled a contract to sell the output of the 250-MW Jacksonville 5 solar complex in Florida to regional utility JEA.