Italy’s Enel Green Power has announced the construction of a 150 MW wind farm to be located in Kiowa and Washita Counties, Oklahoma, in the center south. The park, known as Rocky Ridge, is expected to provide electricity to approximately 55,000 homes and prevent the emission of more than 470,000 tons of CO2. The total investment of around $ 250 million (182 million euro).
The project is carried out by the U.S. subsidiary of Enel with a local company U.S. Energy TradeWind at a ratio of 51 to 49. The park will consist of 93 turbines of 1.6 MW each, will complete a total of 148.8 MW of installed capacity. This is the fourth joint project being carried out by both companies since 2006, when they started their business alliance. You have 250 MW in operation and another 200 MW under construction.
Once operational, Rocky Ridge would annually generate about 630 million kWh. During construction, the park will create 150 temporary jobs, and about 10 fixed for maintenance, operation and management.
The total investment is financed by Enel itself as part of its announced program of 2011-2015.