Enel Green Power North America has started construction on three new wind projects in the United States including the Ranchland wind + storage project, Alta Farms wind project and Rockhaven wind project. In addition, Enel will add a 57-MW battery storage system to the operational High Lonesome wind farm.
“The American transition to clean energy is unstoppable, and Enel Green Power North America is playing a leading role,” said Salvatore Bernabei, CEO of Enel Green Power and Head of Enel’s Global Power Generation business line. “With more than 2 GW now under construction in the United States, more than ever before, we are creating value with communities, partners, and our entire value chain, helping meet the ambitious clean energy targets of policymakers and businesses alike.”
The Ranchland wind + storage project will be a 263-MW wind farm paired with an 87-MW battery system. Located in Callahan and Eastland counties, Texas, operations of the project are expected to begin in the first quarter of 2022.
Additionally, the company plans to retrofit its 500-MW High Lonesome wind farm with a 57-MW battery storage system, with construction expected to begin this summer.
Enel is growing its portfolio in Illinois with the construction of the Alta Farms wind project in DeWitt County. The 200-MW plant is expected to begin operations in the second-half of 2022. In Oklahoma, Enel has started construction on the 140-MW Rockhaven wind project in Garvin and Carter counties, adjacent to the Origin wind farm which the company has operated since 2015. The project is expected to achieve commercial operation by the end of 2021.
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