Ørsted completes 298-MW onshore wind farm in Nebraska

The Haystack wind farm in Nebraska. Image by: Ørsted.

March 21 (Renewables Now) - Ørsted A/S (CPH:ORSTED) said today that it has completed the 298-MW Haystack wind park in Nebraska which raises its onshore wind and solar capacity in operation across the US to above 3 GW.

The electricity from the facility will be supplied to retailer Target Corp (NYSE:TGT), beverage giant PepsiCo Inc (NASDAQ:PEP) and food maker Hormel Foods Corp (NYSE:HRL) under power purchase agreements (PPAs).

Haystack consists of 51 Siemens Gamesa 5-MW turbines and is located in Wayne County, close to Ørsted’s 230-MW Plum Creek wind farm, which went online at the end of 2020.

The project is Ørsted's third wind farm in the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) market where the Danish company now has 631 MW in operation including the Plum Creek and Willow Creek wind farms in addition to Haystack. The capacity of the three parks is enough to supply nearly 200,000 US homes.

The Danish energy major seeks to expand its global onshore renewable platform to 17.5 GW by 2030. The company now has 3.4 GW installed and 1.3 GW under construction in the US, Ireland and the UK.

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