CHI Energy Wind Farms is a 30.36MW onshore wind power project. It is located in Minnesota, the US. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 2000.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Onshore 30.36 30.36 Active Minnesota, the US Enel Green Power North America; Wind Energy America


The project was developed by Enel Green Power North America and Wind Energy America. The project is currently owned by Enel Green Power North America.

Development Status

The project is currently active. The project got commissioned in 2000.

Contractors Involved

Vestas Wind Systems was selected as the turbine supplier for the wind power project. The company provided 46 units of V47-660 kW turbines, each with 0.66MW nameplate capacity.

About Enel Green Power North America

Enel Green Power North America Inc (EGP-NA), a subsidiary of Enel Green Power SpA is an alternative energy company that owns, operates, and develops renewable energy plants. The company generates electric power from hydro power, biomass, wind, solar, and geothermal sources. Its hydro projects include Boott, Crescent, Salmon Falls, Dexter, High Falls, Denley, Theresa, Walden, Port Leyden, Elk Creek and GeoBon, among others. EGP-NA’s wind projects comrpise Minnesota Wind, Buffalo Dunes, Smoky Hills, Castle Rock Ridge, Prairie Rose, and St. Lawrence, among others. The company also owns and operates plants across the US and Canada. It has its operations in San Diego, Andover, Reno, and Washington, the US. EGP-NA is headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts, the US.

About Wind Energy America

Wind Energy America Inc. (Wind Energy) is a renewable energy company, based in the UK. It provides development and operation of wind energy production facilities. The company’s wind energy projects are located along Buffalo Ridge, a geological formation which extends southeasterly from eastern South Dakota across southwestern Minnesota and into northwestern Iowa. Wind Energy operates projects that include Shaokatan Hill, Lakota Ridge, CHI, Gamesa I and Gamesa II. The company has the production capacity of 176,000,000 kilowatt-hours per annum. It entered into an asset acquisition agreement with Boreal Energy, Inc. that made Boreal a 58% owner of the company and was accounted for as a reverse merger as it acquired majority control. Wind Energy is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, the US.


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