The Italian energy group Enel announced on Thursday the connection of three new wind farms in North America, one of them in Texas (USA) and the other two in the Canadian province of Alberta.
At the High Lonesome wind farm in Texas, the company has begun operating the connection of another 50 MW, bringing the total capacity of what was already its largest operating wind project to a total of 500 MW, according to a statement. its US subsidiary for renewables, Enel Green Power North America.
With this expansion, Enel's total investment in the High Lonesome park now amounts to $ 720 million.
Enel said it has also connected its Riverview wind farms, with 105 MW of installed capacity, and Castle Rock Ridge II (29.4 MW), both in Alberta, to the electricity grid, projects in which it has invested more than 150 million Dollars.
"The commissioning of these three new wind farms is further proof that Enel remains committed to growing its portfolio of renewables worldwide," said Antonio Cammisecra, CEO of Enel Green Power in the statement.
With these projects, he added, the group, owner of the Spanish Endesa, has launched more than 400 MW of renewable plants around the world in the first quarter of the year.
In Texas, Enel currently operates the 63 MW Snyder wind farm in Scurry County and also the 252 MW first phase of the Roadrunner solar plant in Upton County. The second 245 MW phase of Roadrunner is currently under construction and once completed Roadrunner will be one of the state's largest solar plants, according to the company.
The Castle Rock Ridge II and Riverview wind farms, which will supply their net energy production and renewable energy credits to the Alberta Electric System Operator ("AESO"), are in addition to the 76.2 MW Castle Rock Ridge I wind farm at Pincher Creek, which began operations in 2012, for a total portfolio of over 210 MW from Enel Green Power in Canada.
Enel Green Power North America is one of the main owners and operators of renewable energy plants in North America, with a presence in 19 states in the United States and in Alberta, in which it operates a total of 70 plants with a managed capacity of around of 5.8 GW powered by renewable wind, hydro, geothermal and solar energy.