Enel Green Power North America has started operations at two renewable energy plants in the United States totaling around 318 MW of capacity. The projects include the first 252-MW phase of the Roadrunner solar project in Texas and the 66-MW Whitney Hill wind project in Illinois.
“This milestone emphasizes the scale of Enel Green Power’s capability to develop, build and operate projects across diverse geographies and technologies in the US,” said Georgios Papadimitriou, Head of Enel Green Power North America. “We continue to aggressively pursue opportunities for growth in North America, capitalizing on strong C&I demand for sustainable power and accelerating the transition to a carbon-free economy.”
The 66-MW Whitney Hill wind project is located in Logan County, Illinois, adjacent to the company’s 185-MW HillTopper wind farm that began commercial operation in December 2018. The project is expected to generate around 246 GWh annually. Both the Whitney Hill and HillTopper wind projects were developed by Swift Current Energy.
Enel Green Power has another six projects under construction including the second 245-MW phase of the Roadrunner solar project, the 236.5-MW White Cloud wind project in Missouri, the 299-MW Aurora wind project in North Dakota, the 50-MW expansion of the High Lonesome wind project in Texas and the 105-MW Riverview and 29.4-MW Castle Rock Ridge II wind projects, both in Alberta, Canada. Combined, these six projects represent nearly 1 GW of renewable capacity currently under construction by Enel Green Power in the US and Canada, all are expected to begin operations in 2020.
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