EDF Renewables North America’s 100 MW Stoneray Wind Project in Minnesota is now fully operational.
Located in Pipestone and Murray counties in southwestern Minnesota, the project consists of 39 wind turbines manufactured by Siemens Gamesa. Beginning in 2020, the electricity generated by the project will be delivered to the Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency under a power purchase agreement.
“We are grateful for the community and landowners who backed the development of this project for several years,” says Kate O’Hair, vice president of development for the north region at EDF Renewables North America. “This level of long-standing support, along with the state’s favorable regulatory environment, excellent wind resource, and advantageous transmission expansion, is vital to bringing wind projects to operation.”
EDF Renewables will perform asset management services, balance-of-plant, and 24/7 remote monitoring and diagnostics from its San Diego-based operations control center during the equipment warranty period. Following the warranty period, the contract will expand to include all asset management and operations and maintenance services.
Stoneray marks EDF Renewables’ 12th wind project developed in Minnesota.