Enel Green Power (EGP), through its subsidiary Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (EGP-NA), has started construction on a new wind farm in Oklahoma, USA.
The Little Elk wind project, located in Kiowa and Washita Counties, Oklahoma, adjacent to EGP-NA’s existing 150-megawatt (MW) Rocky Ridge wind farm, will have a total installed capacity of 74 MW. Once fully operational, the new wind farm will be able to generate annually up to 330-gigawatt-hours (GWh)—equivalent to the energy consumption needs of over 27,000 U.S. households, avoiding the emission of over 150,000 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere each year.
EGP will be investing a total of approximately 130 million U.S. dollars to construct Little Elk. The plant is supported by a 25-year, power purchase agreement (PPA) with People’s Electric Cooperative of Oklahoma (PEC). The wind farm is expected to be online by the end of 2015.
EGP-NA currently operates three wind farms in Oklahoma, for a total installed capacity of 534 MW. The company is also constructing a further 350 MW of wind capacity in the state, including the 200 MW “Goodwell” wind project.
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