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Enel Green Power brings 436MW of wind generation online at two sites in U.S. Midwest

December 23, 2020

Enel Green Power North America has started operating a 199MW expansion of the Cimarron Bend wind farm in Kansas, raising overall capacity to 599MW, and also brought online the over 236MW White Cloud project in Missouri.

Cimarron Bend in Clark County is now Enel Green Power’s largest renewable energy project in the world.

Construction of the Cimarron Bend extension started in the second quarter of 2020, and the 599MW facility is expected to generate a total of more than 2.7 terawatt-hours of electricity a year. Enel will sell the facility’s energy output through a 150MW power purchase agreement (PPA) with Evergy, and a 30MW PPA with the Missouri Joint Municipal Electric Utility Commission.

The 236.5MW White Cloud, on which construction began in summer 2019 in Nodaway County, is due to generate around 950 gigawatt-hours of electricity a year. It has a PPA with Associated Electric Cooperative for all the project’s output.

The two wind farms bring Enel’s total renewable capacity added in 2020 across the US and Canada to 865MW.

The investment in the construction of White Cloud amounts to around $380m, while that of the Cimarron Bend expansion amounts to over $281m.

More: Enel wind double adds 436MW in the U.S.

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