- Published: 13 December 2018 13 December 2018
Enel Green Power North America has begun operation of the 185MW HillTopper wind farm, its first wind facility in the US state of Illinois. HillTopper is supported by three long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) with Bloomberg LP, General Motors as well as Constellation, an Exelon company.
The investment in the construction of HillTopper, which is expected to generate around 570 GWh annually, amounts to approximately US$ 325 million.
Under a long-term PPA with Bloomberg LP, Enel will sell the power generated from a 17 MW portion of the wind farm. The energy generated by a 100 MW portion of HillTopper will be sold to the global mobility company General Motors under a second long-term PPA. Under a third long-term agreement, the power produced from a 23 MW section of HillTopper will be sold to retail energy products and services provider Constellation, who will then sell the power to two corporate customers through separate retail agreements.