Enel takes helm at 150MW Origin
UPDATE: Construction underway at Oklahoma project acquired from RES
Enel Green Power North America has kicked off construction at the 150MW Origin wind farm in Oklahoma, which it took over from the original developer Renewable Energy Systems Americas.
“Enel Green Power is the full owner of the project,” an Enel spokeswoman told reNews. She declined to give further details of the acquisition.
RES is building the project under a balance of plant contract.
The subsidiary of Italy-based Enel Green Power expects to wrap up commissioning and start operations by the end of 2014.
The developer plans to self-finance the $250m project, located in Murray and Carter counties, said Enel.
Origin is expected to generate 650GWh of power a year. Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement for the electricity that will be generated by the wind farm, as reported by reNews.
Enel expects the project will qualify for production tax credits.
Image: 235MW Chisolm View project in Oklahoma by GE/Enel (GE Energy Financial Services)