Enel Green Power begins construction on two new windfarms in US

5 August 2019 (Last Updated August 6th, 2019 06:18)

Enel Green Power North America (EGPNA) has commenced construction on two new wind farms in the US states of Illinois and Missouri.

Enel Green Power begins construction on two new windfarms in US
EGP to use advanced tools and construction methods to construct the windfarms. Credit: Enel Spa.

Enel Green Power North America (EGPNA) has commenced construction on two new wind farms in the US states of Illinois and Missouri.

The two wind farms are the 66MW Whitney Hill windfarm located in Logan County, Illinois and 236.5MW White Cloud windfarm in Nodaway County, Missouri.

Enel Green Power North America head Georgios Papadimitriou said: “Today’s announcement reinforces our commitment to continued growth throughout the country.

“These projects will enable us to further capitalise on the abundant wind resource in the central US as we continue to expand our footprint in this region and increase the geographical diversification of our portfolio.”

With an annual generating capacity of 950GWh of clean energy, the White Cloud wind farm is expected to commence its operations by the second half of next year. It is expected to offset nearly 643,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emission per year.

Upon completion, White Cloud will be Enel Green Power’s second wind farm in the Missouri region. The first plant, Rock Creek, commenced operations in 2017.

Expected to come online by the end of 2019, Whitney Hill will generate approximately 246GWh of green energy per year. Developed by Swift Current Energy, it will offset around 167,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.

The addition of these new projects will increase EGP’s total capacity from both wind and solar power in the US to approximately 1250MW. Additionally, the two projects will raise EGP-branded power plants in the country to four.