Enel S.p.A., through its renewables subsidiary Enel Green Power North America (EGPNA), has brought online the 400-MW Cimarron Bend wind farm in Clark County, Kansas, U.S. Cimarron Bend is the largest wind farm in Enel’s global portfolio.
The wind facility, whose construction required a total investment of about $610 million, is owned by EGPNA Renewable Energy Partners, LLC (EGPNA REP), an equally owned joint venture between EGPNA and GE unit GE Energy Financial Services. Cimarron Bend can generate around 1.8-TWh annually.
“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,” said 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 in investment made in Kansas.
EGPNA is present in 23 U.S. 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. All Enel press releases are also available in smartphone and tablet versions. Download the Enel Corporate App at Apple Store and Google Play.