Enel Green Power North America Inc. (EGPNA) has officially started operations of two wind energy projects, the 298MW Thunder Ranch and 300MW Red Dirt located in Oklahoma.
The company has now exceeded 1700MW through 10 wind energy projects in the state with a combined investment of roughly $855 million.
According to the press release, “The Red Dirt wind farm, located in Kingfisher and Logan Counties, is able to generate approximately 1,200 GWh each year. Red Dirt is supported by two long-term power purchase agreements, one with TMobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) for a 160 MW portion of the wind farm and another for the remaining 140 MW portion with the Grand River Dam Authority, which will sell the renewable energy to Google under a separate agreement between the two.”
Head of Enel’s Global Renewable Energies Division Enel Green Power, Antonio Cammisecra said, “We are extremely pleased about becoming the largest wind operator in the state of Oklahoma with the completion of both Thunder Ranch and Red Dirt. This milestone is testament to our continued investment in the US energy market, which is strategic for Enel Green Power. We are growing our US footprint through traditional avenues such as organic development and small-scale acquisitions, boosted by more innovative and diversified solutions such as the ‘Build, Sell and Operate’ model and the sale of energy to corporate customers.”