Enel begins construction of 150MW Lindahl wind farm in North Dakota

Enel Green Power North America (EGPNA), a unit of Italy’s Enel, has begun construction of the $220 million, 150-megawatt (MW) Lindahl wind project in North Dakota, Kallanish Energy reports.

Enel’s first project in North Dakota, the wind farm is designed to generate roughly 625 gigawatt-hours of electricity annually to meet the power needs of more than 50,000 households.

Expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by roughly 450,000 tons annually, the project is scheduled to be commissioned by 2017.

Enel will sell the power and renewable energy credits generated from the Lindahl wind farm to Basin Electric Power Cooperative under a bundled, long-term power purchase agreement.