Enel Green Power North America has started operations at two renewable energy plants in the United States totaling around 318 MW of capacity. The projects include the first 252-MW phase of the Roadrunner solar project in Texas and the 66-MW Whitney Hill wind project in Illinois.
“This milestone emphasizes the scale of Enel Green Power’s capability to develop, build and operate projects across diverse geographies and technologies in the US,” said Georgios Papadimitriou, Head of Enel Green Power North America. “We continue to aggressively pursue opportunities for growth in North America, capitalizing on strong C&I demand for sustainable power and accelerating the transition to a carbon-free economy.”
The 497-MW Roadrunner solar project began construction in February and will be the largest operational solar farm in Texas upon completion of its second phase, expected in late 2020. Once fully operational, the project will sell its energy in a 65-MW PPA with Mondelēz International and a 70-MW PPA with The Clorox Company. Upon completion of the second phase the solar plant will be able to generate approximately 1,200 GWh annually.
Enel Green Power has another six projects under construction including the second 245-MW phase of the Roadrunner solar project and five wind projects. Combined, these six projects represent nearly 1 GW of renewable capacity currently under construction by Enel Green Power in the United States and Canada, all are expected to begin operations in 2020.
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