Enel breaks ground on 65-MW Oklahoma wind expansion
Oklahoma wind farm. Author: U.S. Department of Agriculture. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic
Italian energy company Enel SpA (BIT:ENEL) today said it has begun construction of the 65-MW Chisholm View II wind project in Oklahoma.
The scheme, which will cost USD 90 million (EUR 81.2m) to build, is an expansion of the existing 235-MW Chisholm View wind farm and is expected to be commissioned by the end of 2016. Once operational, it will generate more than 240 million kWh per year, enough to meet the needs of over 19,000 US households, the company calculates. All of Chisholm View II's power and renewable energy credits will be sold under a bundled, long-term power purchase agreement (PPA), Enel said.
"The new plant is part of our ongoing commitment to expand our operations in North America where we continue to reach new milestones, including a record 800 MW currently under construction," said Rafael Gonzalez, head of Enel Green Power North America (EGPNA).
EGPNA has 2.5 GW of installed renewable energy capacity in the US and Canada.