Enel Green Power North America Inc. (EGPNA) has announced the operation of the 185 MW HillTopper wind farm, the company’s first wind facility in Illinois.
HillTopper, located in Logan County, is supported by three long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) with Bloomberg LP (for 17 MW), General Motors (for 100 MW) and Constellation, an Exelon company (for 23 MW).
The investment in the construction of HillTopper, which is expected to generate around 570 GWh annually, amounts to approximately $325 million.
Over the past year, Enel has signed roughly 570 MW of commercial and industrial (C&I) PPAs in the U.S.
“The completion of HillTopper represents our commitment to continued growth through expansion into new areas and markets to serve new corporate and industrial customers,” says Antonio Cammisecra, head of Enel Green Power. “Through this first project in Illinois, we are helping our customers meet their clean energy goals with competitive solutions that adapt to their power needs and business objectives.”