EDF RE Commissions Two U.S. Wind Farms

EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE), a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, has commissioned two U.S. wind farms totaling 400 MW.

According to the company, the 250 MW Roosevelt wind project, located within New Mexico’s Roosevelt County, reached commercial operations on Dec. 15.

The project, situated roughly 18 miles southwest of Portales, commenced construction of 125 Vestas 2 MW turbines in January 2015. Xcel Energy subsidiary Southwestern Public Service Co. will purchase the electricity generated pursuant to a 20-year, fixed-price power purchase agreement (PPA).

Ryan Pfaff, executive vice president of EDF RE, notes that this project is the company’s “first facility in the business-friendly state of New Mexico.”

EDF RE has also commissioned the 150 MW Slate Creek wind plant in Kansas.

Located south of Wichita, the new facility features 75 Vestas wind turbines. Great Plains Energy, parent company of Midwestern utilities Kansas City Power & Light and KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations, will buy the project’s output under a 20-year PPA.

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