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E.ON just began the construction of its 278MW Radford’s Run Wind Farm in Macon County, Illinois. E.ON invests close to US$ 500 million into Radford’s Run, formerly known as Twin Forks. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2017. Vestas will supply 139 of its 2MW turbines.

With a further long term contract E.ON secures the sale of its renewable energy to the market. Johnson & Johnson agreed to buy half of the output from E.ON’s 200MW wind farm Colbeck’s Corner in the Texas Panhandle. The company signed a 12-year power purchase agreement. Colbeck’s Corner is expected to provide the equivalent of about 60 percent of Johnson & Johnson’s electricity consumption in the U.S., and 25 percent globally. Digital Realty, a global provider of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, also signed a long term clean energy agreement for using 400.000 megawatt hours of the power produced by Colbeck’s Corner annually.

Further E.ON recently enlarged its renewables portfolio by plant services and entered successful into this market. Lincoln Clean Energy (LCE) selected E.ON Energy Services to provide asset management and balance of plant services for its Amazon Wind Farm Texas near Snyder, Texas. The 253MW facility will sell 90 per cent of the power generated to Amazon under a long-term contract.

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