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November 30, 2021

Smoky Hills, US

By Carmen

Smoky Hills is a 249.3MW onshore wind power project. It is located in Kansas, the US. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in February 2008.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Onshore 249.3 249.3 Active Kansas, the US TradeWind Energy

Description

The project was developed by TradeWind Energy and is currently owned by Enel Green Power North America with a stake of 100%.

The project supplies enough clean energy to power 85,000 households, offsetting 750,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year.

Development Status

The project is currently active. The project got commissioned in February 2008.

Power Purchase Agreement

City of Independence Power & Light Department, City Utilities of Springfield, Kansas City Board of Public Utilities , Midwest Energy and Sunflower Electric Power are the power offtakers from the project.

Contractors Involved

M. A. Mortenson was selected to render EPC services for the wind power project.

Smoky Hills (Smoky Hills Phase 1) is equipped with Vestas Wind Systems V80-1.8 MW turbines. The phase consists of 56 turbines with 1.8MW nameplate capacity.

Smoky Hills (Smoky Hills Phase 2) is equipped with GE Renewable Energy 1.5-77 turbines. The phase consists of 99 turbines with 1.5MW nameplate capacity.

Vestas UpWind Solutions and Vestas Wind Systems were contracted to render operations & maintenance services for the project.

About TradeWind Energy

TradeWind Energy Inc (TWE ) engages in development of wind and solar energy projects. The company purchases physical output from a wind and solar energy project; and offers financial contract services and hedging against rising power costs. Its wind project portfolio include Smoky Hills Wind Project – Phase I, Smoky Hills Wind Project – Phase II, Caney River Wind Project , Rock Creek Wind Project , Cheyenne Ridge Wind Project and English Farms Wind Project, among others. TWE provides solar projects such as Birmingham Zoo, Decatur County and Creswell, among others. The company offers wind and solar projects for utilities, commercial and industrial, landowners and solar resources, among others. It also involves in financing for wind projects. TWE is headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas, the US.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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