EDF Renewables signs an agreement to supply 100MW of wind energy to Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA).
The power will come from their Stoneray Wind Project, located in Pipestone and Murray counties in Southwestern Minnesota, which will start construction in 2018 and is expected to be operational by 2020.
The wind farm will be composed of 50 wind turbines and will provide the region with more than 150 jobs during construction and 10 permanent full-time positions, with millions of dollars benefiting the community.
Vice President for Development-North Region, Kate O’Hair said, “EDF RE is pleased to expand on its strong historical working relationship with SMMPA to help meet their energy supply goals and objectives,”
“Minnesota has long been a key state for EDF RE due to its favorable regulatory environment, excellent wind resource, and advantageous transmission expansion. Stoneray marks our twelfth wind project developed in the state totaling over 1.2 GW and further demonstrates EDF RE’s commitment to investment, involvement and employment in Minnesota.”
SMMPA’s Executive Director and CEO, Dave Geschwind said, “Stoneray Wind is a big addition to SMMPA’s diverse renewable energy portfolio,”
“Building on the success of the 100.5 MW Wapsipinicon Wind project with EDF RE, we’re glad to be working further with EDF RE to provide more Minnesota wind energy to our Members and economic benefits to southern Minnesota through this important project.”