EDF Energies Nouvelles has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for the Stoneray wind project which has 100 MW in capacity, via its North American subsidiary, EDF Renewable Energy.
The United States represents a major market for the EDF Group, which is aimed at doubling its renewable energy capacity by 2030 under its CAP 2030 strategy.
The Stoneray wind project is located in Pipestone and Murray, counties in southwest Minnesota.
The facility consists of up to 50 turbines. Its construction should start at the beginning of 2018 with commissioning scheduled for winter 2018-2019.
The wind project benefits from a long term PPA with the Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA).
The project anticipates creating 150+ construction jobs and 10 long-term, full-time positions.
The expected electricity generated at full capacity is enough to meet the annual consumption of up to 47,000 average Minnesota homes.
EDF Renewable Energy, EDF Energies Nouvelles’ subsidiary in North America, is one of the largest renewable energy developers with 9 gigawatts of mainly wind and solar projects developed throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
EDF Energies Nouvelles is a market leader in renewable energy electricity, with a portfolio of more than 9 GW gross installed capacity focused for the most part on wind (onshore and offshore) and solar photovoltaic energy. Mostly operating in Europe and North America, EDF Energies Nouvelles continues its development by taking strong positions in promising emerging areas such as Brazil, Chile, China, India or South Africa. The Company is also present in other segments of the renewable energy market: marine energy, biomass and distributed energies. EDF Energies Nouvelles manages renewable energy projects’ development and construction as well as operation and maintenance for its own account and for third parties. EDF Energies Nouvelles is a subsidiary of the EDF Group dedicated to renewable energy.