Enel, through its U.S. renewable energy company Enel Green Power North America (EGPNA), started construction of the Diamond Vista wind farm with an installed capacity of around 300 MW. This will be EGPNA’s sixth wind farm in the state, where it’s the largest wind capacity operator with approximately 1,400 MW of operational wind energy.
The Diamond Vista wind farm also expands the company’s corporate offtake portfolio as a 100-MW portion of the project will be sold to global manufacturing company Kohler – supplying 100% of the annual electricity needed to power Kohler’s U.S. and Canadian operations and reducing its global greenhouse gas emissions by more than 25%.
This is EGPNA’s sixth corporate customer – others include T-Mobile, Anheuser-Busch, Google, Facebook, etc.
“We are pleased to partner with Enel Green Power to play a leading role in reducing traditional power sources to power the grid,” says Rob Zimmerman, Director of Sustainability at Kohler Co. “This project is one component of Kohler’s comprehensive strategy to produce ‘Net Zero’ greenhouse gas emissions by 22035. In addition, we will continue to drive energy efficiency, implement new manufacturing advancements, and develop new products requiring less energy to make.”
Enel Green Power North America has added more than 1 GW of new capacity in 2017 and has plans to add 1 GW this year.
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