Enel Green Power commissions 200MW Goodwell wind power project in Oklahoma, US

9 December 2015 (Last Updated December 9th, 2015 18:30)

Italian renewable energy giant Enel Green Power has commissioned the 200MW Goodwell wind power farm in Texas county, Oklahoma, US.

Italian renewable energy giant Enel Green Power has commissioned the 200MW Goodwell wind power farm in Texas county, Oklahoma, US.

Involving an investment of around $310m, the facility is owned by Enel Green Power North America (EGPNA) subsidiary Goodwell Wind Project.

The now-operational plant has an annual generation capacity of 860 million kWh approximately, which is enough to power more than 73,000 homes in the country.

The renewable facility can also enable reduction of CO2 emissions by 450,000t annually.

"The project underscores EGP’s ongoing investment in the state and in the US renewable energy market."

EGPNA had arranged partial financing for the project through a $400m capital contribution agreement with a consortium led by JPMorgan.

Tradewind Energy was responsible for the development of the wind farm, which is supported by a 20-year power purchase agreement with American Electric Power (AEP).

Enel Green Power CEO and general manager Francesco Venturini said: "Oklahoma is one of the best places in the world for wind resources.

"The Goodwell facility is the fifth wind farm that EGP has brought into operation since entering the Oklahoma market in 2012.

"The project underscores EGP’s ongoing investment in the state and in the US renewable energy market.

"We are rapidly progressing on our capacity expansion targets coupled with community initiatives including infrastructure and education, to ensure that we deliver truly sustainable development in every region where we are present."

EGP operates through EGPNA in North America, which boasts of a total installed capacity of more than 2,200MW.

EGPNA operates more than 90 facilities powered by wind, geothermal, solar and hydro sources across 21 states in the US and two Canadian provinces.