Enel subsidiary Enel Green Power North America (EGPNA) has begun construction on the Rock Creek wind farm in Missouri, US.
The $500M wind farm — located in the Atchison County — is owned by EGPNA subsidiary Rock Creek Wind Project.
The project will have a total installed capacity of 300MW and will be able to generate about 1,250GWh annually, enough to meet the energy needs of over 100,000 US households. The facility is expected to reduce 900,000t of CO2 emissions each year.
The power generated by the wind farm will be sold under two separate bundled, long-term power purchase agreements with Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) and KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company.
Rafael Gonzalez, head of the North America Area for the Enel Group’s Global Renewable Energies Division, said: “The start of construction of yet another wind project in the US further solidifies our strong investment and growth in the US market.
“Enel is thrilled to be contributing to Missouri’s growing wind economy and we look forward to building, owning and operating a wind project that will be a catalyst for creating jobs and delivering significant economic benefits to the local community.”
The project is expected to commence operations by the end of 2017.
* Data provided by Timetric's Construction Intelligence Center.