Renewable Energy Zone

Enel Expands Its Wind Power Project in U.S.

With its preliminary 450 MW, the High Lonesome wind farm in Upton and Crockett Counties, Texas, is the most important working wind energy facility in Enel’s international renewable portfolio. The wind energy undertaking has been expanded by a further 50 MW due to a PPA with meals and beverage firm Danone North America, raising the overall capability at Excessive Lonesome to 500 MW. The entire funding for the general 500 MW wind farm quantities to approx. 720 million US dollars.

Enel, via its US renewable subsidiary Enel Green Energy North America, has begun operations of its 450 MW High Lonesome wind farm in Upton and Crockett Counties, in Texas, the most important operational wind venture within the Group’s international renewable portfolio. Enel additionally signed a 12-year, energy power purchase agreement (PPA) with meals and beverage firm Danone North America, a Public Benefit Corporation, for physical supply of the renewable electrical energy related to 20.6 MW, resulting in an additional 50 MW enlargement of High Lonesome that may enhance the plant’s whole capability to 500 MW. The development of the 50 MW enlargement is at present underway, and operations are attributable to begin within the first quarter of 2020.

The settlement between Enel and Danone North America will present sufficient electrical energy to provide the equal of virtually 800 million cups of yogurt and over 80 million gallons of milk every year and help the meals and beverage firm’s dedication to securing 100% of its bought electrical energy from renewable sources by 2030.

As well as, the vitality produced by a 295 MW portion of the challenge will likely be hedged below a Proxy Income Swap (PRS) with insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, Inc.’s Alternative Risk Transfer unit (Allianz), and Nephila Climate, a supplier of climate and local weather danger administration merchandise. The PRS is a monetary spinoff settlement designed to provide secure revenues for the challenge, no matter energy value fluctuations, and climate-pushed intermittency, hedging the undertaking from this type of danger along with that related to value and quantity.