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Enel Green Power North America Inc (EGPNA) said on Friday it has commissioned all turbines at the 400-MW Cimarron Bend wind farm in Kansas.
The wind farm, located in Clark County, is expected to produce about 1.8 TWh of electricity each year, offsetting around 1.3 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions annually, the developer calculates.
The generated power and renewable energy credits from the wind park will be sold to Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and the Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (BPU) under two bundled, long-term contracts for 200 MW each. The power purchase agreement (PPA) with Google started running at end-2016 when the first 200 MW of the complex became operational, while the one with BPU just came into effect.
EGPNA, part of the renewables division of Italy's Enel SpA (BIT:ENEL), owns the USD-610 million (EUR 571.8m) wind park together with US conglomerate General Electric’s (NYSE:GE) unit GE Energy Financial Services, through their joint venture EGPNA Renewable Energy Partners LLC.
In Kansas EGPNA also owns the 200-MW Caney River, the 250-MW Buffalo Dunes and the 250-MW Smoky Hills I and II wind parks. Overall, the company has 3.2 GW of installed renewable energy capacity in the US and Canada.
Veselina Petrova is one of Renewables Now's most experienced green energy writers. For several years she has been keeping track of game-changing events both large and small projects and across the globe.