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 power project, located in Kiowa and Washita Counties, Oklahoma, adjacent to EGP-NA’s existing 150 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 GWh, equivalent to the energy consumption needs of over 27,000 U.S. households and 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 US 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.
Enel Green Power is the Enel Group company fully dedicated to the development and management of renewable energy sources at the international level, with operations in Europe, the Americas and Africa. With an annual generation capacity equal to, approximately, 32 billion kWh from water, sun, wind and the Earth’s heat – enough to meet the energy needs of more than 10 million households, Enel Green Power is a world leader in the sector thanks to its well-balanced generation mix, providing generation volumes well over the sector average. As of today, the company has an installed capacity of approximately 9,600 MW from a mix of sources including wind, solar, hydroelectric, geothermal and biomass. The company has about 740 plants operating in 15 countries.
Enel Green Power in USA – Enel Green Power (EGP) operates in North America through Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (EGP-NA), which owns and operates over 90 plants in 21 U.S. States and two Canadian provinces. As of today, the company has a total installed capacity of more than 2,000 MW. Such a capacity base is diversified across four generation technologies, namely wind, geothermal, solar and hydro.