Enel subsidiary Enel Green Power North America Inc. (EGPNA) has started operations on the 150 MW Lindahl wind farm, Enel’s first project in the state of North Dakota.
The project is capable of generating approximately 625 GWh annually, equivalent to the energy consumption needs of more than 50,000 U.S. households, says EGPNA.
The overall investment in the construction of Lindahl amounted to over $220 million. The wind farm is owned by EGPNA Renewable Energy Partners LLC, an equally owned joint venture between EGPNA and GE Energy Financial Services. Lindahl sells its energy and related renewable credits under a bundled, long-term power purchase agreement with the Basin Electric Power Cooperative.
“The completion of Lindahl furthers our strong growth in the U.S.,” comments Rafael Gonzalez, head of EGPNA. “We are proud to be a part of growing North Dakota’s energy economy and look forward to contributing our expertise and clean energy to the sustainable development of the local community.”
State Sen. David S. Rust, adds, “The Lindahl Wind Project, which was organized by local landowners, represents a big win for the residents of Tioga and Williams County. The project provides a stable source of property taxes, jobs and landowner revenue to supplement the boom and bust cycles of economic development in the Bakken.”
EGPNA, present in 23 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces, has more than 3.3 GW of managed capacity spread across wind, solar, geothermal and hydropower.
Lindahl is the second EGPNA wind farm to begin operations this year, following the completion at the end of March of the 400 MW Cimarron Bend wind farm, which is the largest in Enel’s global wind portfolio.