ENEL Starts Construction of New 150-MW U.S. Wind Project


Enel S.p.A., through its subsidiary Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (EGPNA), has started construction of the Lindahl wind project, which will be Enel’s first project to be built in North Dakota.

The wind project, which is owned by EGPNA subsidiary Lindahl Wind Project, LLC, will have a total installed capacity of 150 MW and, once completed, will be able to generate approximately 625 GWh annually — equivalent to the energy consumption needs of more than 50,000 households in the United States — while avoiding the emission of approximately 450,000 tons of CO2 each year.

“Lindahl underlines the strength of Enel’s growth strategy in North America,” said Rafael Gonzalez, head of the North American area for Enel’s Global Renewable Energies division. “The new wind farm also marks the group’s entrance into a new state, North Dakota, further broadening our geographical footprint in the United States.”

The construction of Lindahl, which is expected to be operational by 2017, will require an investment of over $220 million, in line with Enel Group’s current strategic plan. All of the power and renewable energy credits from the Lindahl wind project will be sold under a bundled, long-term power purchase agreement to Basin Electric Power Cooperative.

Lindahl is the fourth Enel renewable energy project to start construction in the U.S.  in 2016, together with the 108-MW Drift Sand wind farm in Oklahoma, the 400-MW Cimarron Bend wind project in Kansas, and the 150-MW Aurora solar power project in Minnesota.

EGPNA is present in 22 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces with more than 2.5 GW of total installed capacity of which more than 2 GW comes from wind. 

Source: Enel Green Power

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