- Published: 19 June 2020 19 June 2020
Enel Green Power started construction on the 199MW expansion of the Cimarron Bend wind farm in Clark County, Kansas, USA. The expansion, consisting of 74 turbines, will increase the wind farm’s capacity to 599MW from the current 400MW.
Construction, which will involve an investment of over US$ 281 million, is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.
The electricity from a 150 MW portion of the expansion is being sold under a 15-year bundled power purchase agreement (PPA) with electric services company Evergy. The Missouri Joint Municipal Electric Utility Commission (MJMEUC) will purchase the output of a 30 MW portion of the project under a 12-year bundled PPA. The power and renewable energy credits from the original 400 MW portion of Cimarron Bend are sold under bundled, long-term PPAs with Google and the Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (BPU).
Cimarron Bend’s first two phases entered into service in 2016 and 2017.