EDF Renewable Energy has acquired the Roosevelt wind project from Infinity Wind Power. Located in New Mexico, the up to 300 MW wind farm is expected to achieve commercial operation in December 2015.
The project encompasses approximately 62,000 acres of grazing farmland within Roosevelt County, roughly 18 miles southwest of Portales. Southwestern Public Service Co., a subsidiary of Xcel Energy, will buy the electricity generated by the 250 MW first phase of the project, pursuant to a 20-year, fixed-price power purchase agreement.
"The Roosevelt project will be the first wind facility constructed and owned by EDF Renewable Energy in New Mexico," notes Ryan Pfaff, executive vice president at EDF Renewable Energy. "We are excited to add another dimension to our business activities in the state, where our operations and maintenance subsidiary, EDF Renewable Services, has been active since 2004."