May 16 (SeeNews) - The North American renewables arm of Italian energy group Enel SpA (BIT:ENEL) has begun construction work on the 150-MW Lindahl wind project in the US state of North Dakota, its first one there.
Enel Green Power North America Inc (EGPNA) expects to complete the USD-220-million (EUR 194m) project by 2017, according to a news release on Monday. Upon completion, the wind farm will be able to produce some 625 GWh of electricity per year, enough to power over 50,000 US homes. That output along with the associated renewable energy credits (RECs) will be sold to Basin Electric Power Cooperative under a long-term contract.
Since the start of the year Enel has initiated construction of four renewable energy plants in the US, including the Lindahl project. The others are the 108-MW Drift Sand wind farm in Oklahoma, the 400-MW Cimarron Bend wind park in Kansas and the 150-MW Aurora solar power facility in Minnesota.
Overall, EGPNA has more than 2.5 GW of total installed capacity in 22 US states and two Canadian provinces.
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