Scout Clean Energy inks PPA for 200-MW wind farm in Minnesota

GE 1.5sl wind turbines. Photo by: General Electric (www.ge.com).

June 4 (Renewables Now) - Scout Clean Energy LLC said today it has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with wholesale electricity provider Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (MMPA) for the output of a 200-MW wind farm in Minnesota.

The contract covers the electricity that will be generated from the Three Waters wind park, which will be built in the state's Jackson County. Construction of the plant is scheduled to begin in 2021.

"This purchase of renewable energy contributes to MMPA's renewable portfolio and reduces MMPA's carbon footprint in a cost-effective manner," said Oncu Er, chief operating officer of Avant Energy, MMPA's management partner.

The Three Waters wind farm will consist of up to 71 units of General Electric’s (NYSE:GE) 2.82 MW machines. It is anticipated to begin commercial operations late in 2021. The project is being developed by Scout Clean Energy, a portfolio company of clean energy investor Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners. Its ownership and operation will be also managed by Scout Clean Energy.

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