Enel Green Power (EGP) has commissioned the 74 MW Little Elk wind farm in Oklahoma. Little Elk is the second wind project EGP has brought online in the state this December, following the 200 MW Goodwell wind farm.
‘The entry into service of Little Elk strengthens our presence in the United States, which continues to be a significant market for Enel Green Power's development,’ says Francesco Venturini, CEO of EGP. ‘We are demonstrating our ability to ensure continuous growth in the U.S. renewables market, while rapidly progressing toward our capacity expansion targets."
Little Elk is located in Kiowa and Washita counties, adjacent to EGP's existing 150 MW Rocky Ridge wind farm. The company says construction of Little Elk required an investment of approximately $130 million, partially funded through a capital contribution agreement with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. The project is supported by a 25-year power purchase agreement with People's Electric Cooperative of Oklahoma.
EGP notes it has now commissioned over 420 MW of wind capacity in Oklahoma, where the company now operates six wind farms that make up 40% of EGP's total capacity in North America.