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Enel commences construction on 300MW Red Dirt wind project in US

EBR Staff Writer Published 19 April 2017

Enel Green Power North America (EGPNA) has commenced construction on the 300MW Red Dirt wind project in the US.

The project is expected to be cost around $420m, which would be financed through the own resources of Enel Group.

Owned by EGPNA subsidiary Red Dirt Wind Project, the project is situated in Kingfisher and Logan Counties, Oklahoma.

Once operational, the facility is expected to generate around 1,200GWh of renewable energy per annum.

The electricity produced by the project can be supplied to 97,000 households, enabling to curb around 860,000 tonnes of CO2 each year.

As part of two long-term agreements, the Red Dirt project will supply 160MW of power to T-Mobile US and the remaining 140MW of electricity to the Grand River Dam Authority.

EGPNA currently operates projects with 1,500MW of generating capacity in Oklahoma.

In Oklahoma, the firm has 150MW Rocky Ridge in Kiowa and Washita Counties, 300MW Chisholm View I and II in Grant and Garfield Counties, 150MW Origin in Murray, Carter and Garvin Counties.

It also operates 150MW Osage Wind in Osage County, 200MW Goodwell in Texas County, 74MW Little Elk in Kiowa and Washita Counties and 108MW Drift Sand in Grady County.

Part of Enel Group’s renewable energies division, EGPNA operates renewable energy plants in North America, including operating and under development projects in 23 US states and two Canadian provinces.

With around 100 plants, the firm has a managed capacity of 3.2GW that includes renewable hydropower, wind, geothermal and solar energy.

Image: Enel has started construction on 300MW Red Dirt wind project. Photo: courtesy of Gualberto107 / FreeDigitalPhotos.net.