German Company Developing Its First U.S. Wind Farm

German renewable energy company juwi Group is developing its first U.S. wind farm. Construction on the 60 MW Flat Water Wind Farm in Richardson County, Neb., has started, and the project is expected to be complete in 2011.

The project is being developed by the juwi Group, through its J.W. Prairie Wind Power LLC, located in Lawrence, Kan. A 20-year power purchase agreement was concluded with Omaha Public Power District.

The project is being constructed by Gallop Power LLC, which acquired the Flat Water Wind Farm from J.W. Prairie Wind Power. It is anticipated that juwi will perform the technical and commercial management of the Flat Water Wind Farm for Gallop.

The Flat Water wind farm will consist of 40 GE 1.5 MW wind turbines and is expected to produce about 220 million kWh of electricity annually.

SOURCE: juwi Group

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