Reading Wind Facility is a 198.52MW onshore wind power project. It is located in Kansas, the US. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in June 2020. Buy the profile here.

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The project was developed by RES America Developments and Southern Power. The project is currently owned by Southern Power with a stake of 100%.

The project generates 760,000MWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 60,000 households, offsetting 512,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year.

The Reading Wind Facility (Reading Wind Facility-I), has 101.5m high towers.

The Reading Wind Facility (Reading Wind Facility-II), has 80m high towers.

Development status

The project is currently active. The project got commissioned in June 2020.

Power purchase agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Royal Caribbean Cruises under a power purchase agreement for a period of 12 years.

Contractors involved

Reading Wind Facility (Reading Wind Facility-I) is equipped with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SG 3.4-132 turbines. The phase consists of 48 turbines with 3.465MW nameplate capacity.

Reading Wind Facility (Reading Wind Facility-II) is equipped with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SWT-2.3-108 turbines. The phase consists of 14 turbines with 2.3MW nameplate capacity.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and Southern Power were contracted to render operations & maintenance services for the project.

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About Southern Power

Southern Power Company (Southern Power), a subsidiary of Southern Co, is a power infrastructure company that provides clean energy solutions. Its portfolio of generating plants includes natural gas, wind, solar and biomass delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable generation. The company offers electricity for municipalities, electric cooperatives, investor-owned utilities and other energy customers throughout the US. Southern Power owns generating facilities in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Texas. The company seeks to work in partnership with energy provider companies and sell electricity through long-term contracts. Southern Power is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the US.

This content was updated on 22 April 2024

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