Enel Green Power North America (EGPNA), a subsidiary of Enel, has begun construction on the 300MW Red Dirt wind farm in the US.
The $420M wind farm, owned by EGPNA subsidiary Red Dirt Wind Project, will be located in the Kingfisher and Logan Counties, Oklahoma.
Upon completion, it will be able to generate about 1,200GWh of renewable energy annually — enough to meet the energy consumption needs of over 97,000 US households — and avoid the emission of nearly 860,000 tonnes of CO2 each year.
The energy and renewable energy credits from the Red Dirt will be sold under two long-term agreements, one with T-Mobile US for 160MW and the other with the Grand River Dam Authority for 140MW of the wind facility.
The total investment of the project is part of the investment outlined in Enel’s current strategic plan, and is financed through the Enel Group’s own resources.
The wind farm is expected to be operational by the end of 2017.
* Data provided by Timetric's Construction Intelligence Center.