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Tenaska secures PPA for 236-MW Missouri wind project

Vestas wind turbines. Author: Siebe Schootstra.

February 14 (Renewables Now) - US energy company Tenaska will sell the output of its 236-MW Tenaska Clear Creek wind farm in Missouri to Associated Electric Cooperative.

The parties have signed a 25-year power purchase agreement for the project, which is currently in advanced development, Tenaska said on Tuesday. To be situated in Missouri’s Nodaway County, the plant is scheduled for commissioning in 2020.

Tenaska intends to start building the wind park next year. It will use between 100 and 120 wind turbines of 2-3 MW each supplied by Denmark’s Vestas Wind Systems (CPH:VWS), which will also deliver maintenance services following completion. The overall construction cost of the project is estimated at between USD 200 million (EUR 161.9m) and USD 300 million.

During the peak construction phase, the Tenaska Clear Creek scheme will open over 200 job positions, while up to 15 full-time jobs will be created once it is switched on.

Nebraska-headquartered Tenaska has developed about 10,000 MW natural gas and renewable power projects and currently has schemes in mid- to advanced-stage wind development, it said. The company is the owner of the 130-MW Tenaska Imperial Solar Energy Center South that went online in 2013.

(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.810)

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