Horizon Wind Energy LLC, a wind project developer, owner and operator owned by EDP Renovaveis, has entered into a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with AmerenUE to sell wind energy from the 102.3 MW second phase of its Pioneer Prairie Wind Farm, which has a total installed capacity of 300 MW already in operation.
‘This is Horizon's first power purchase agreement with AmerenUE, and we applaud AmerenUE for making a long-term commitment to supply their Missouri customers with pollution-free wind energy,’ says Gabriel Alonso, chief executive officer of Horizon Wind Energy. ‘This is the third PPA closing for our 2009 project portfolio. We find this to be encouraging and are proud to partner with AmerenUE.’
The second phase of the Pioneer Prairie Wind Farm is located in Mitchell County, Iowa. The wind farm spans approximately 10,000 acres and comprises 62 Vestas V82 wind turbines that produce 1.65 MW each. The second phase of the Pioneer Prairie Wind Farm began full operation in January.
SOURCE: Horizon Wind Energy