Wessington Springs is a 51MW onshore wind power project. It is located in South Dakota, 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 a single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in February 2009. Buy the profile here.

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The project was developed by Babcock & Brown and is currently owned by NextEra Energy Resources with a stake of 100%.

The project generates 178,704MWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 12,700 households.

Development status

The project is currently active. The project got commissioned in February 2009.

Power purchase agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Heartland Consumers Power District under a power purchase agreement from 2009. The contracted capacity is 51MW.

Contractors involved

GE Renewable Energy was selected as the turbine supplier for the wind power project. The company provided 34 units of 1.5-77 turbines, each with 1.5MW nameplate capacity.

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About Babcock & Brown

Babcock & Brown Limited (Babcock & Brown) is an investment and asset management company. The company operates in four business sectors namely: Infrastructure, Operating Leasing, Real Estate and Corporate & Structured Finance. Its product portfolio includes investment and principal management. It also provides advisory services to its clients. The company has funds and asset management platform across the operating divisions and therefore has a large number of listed and unlisted investment vehicles. In the infrastructure segment, the company holds portfolio of wind farms; fossil fuel plants; energy transmission and distribution networks; gas distribution pipeline networks; ethanol pants. Babcock & Brown has 30 offices located in Australia, North America, Europe, Asia and the United Arab Emirates. Babcock & Brown is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.

This content was updated on 10 July 2024

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide from announcement through to operation across all technologies and countries worldwide.