Enel begins operation in USA of its largest wind farm

Published on Monday, 3 April 2017

“We are pleased to announce the entry into service of this major wind farm, which is also the first in Enel’s US portfolio to generate energy for a corporate off-taker. Thanks to this significant achievement, in Kansas we are now managing our largest portfolio of North American wind farms and we are further strengthening EGPNA REP, the joint venture which is supporting our dynamic, sustainable growth in North America”

– Rafael Gonzalez, Head of EGPNA

The power and renewable energy credits from Cimarron Bend are being sold under two bundled, long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs). The first PPA, with Google, began at the end of 2016 with the entry into service of the first 200 MW of the facility. The second PPA is with the Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (BPU) and for the 200 MW that have just begun operating.

EGPNA owns four additional wind farms in Kansas – Caney River (200 MW), Smoky Hills I and II (250 MW combined) and Buffalo Dunes (250 MW) – totaling 1.1 GW of operating capacity, representing more than 1.7 billion US dollars in investment made in Kansas.

EGPNA is present in 23 US states and two Canadian provinces with more than 3.2 GW of managed capacity, spread across four different renewable energy technologies: wind, solar, geothermal and hydropower.