Enel Green Power North America, Inc (EGP-NA) has signed master supply agreements with three top-tier wind turbine manufacturers to support future development of approximately 3.5 GW of new wind capacity in the United States.
The new projects will increase EGP-NA’s workforce by almost 40 percent, including the addition of more than 115 employees in 2016 alone. The programme will include the construction of Enel’s largest global wind farm, the 400 MW Cimarron Bend wind facility in Kansas. However, other projects that will contribute to this goal have yet to be announced and the company is, as yet, unable to disclose any further details around the value of the projects or specific agreements.
EGP-NA is also developing one of the first pollinator-friendly solar projects in the US and is expanding its hybrid-renewable energy efforts to make renewable energy projects more efficient, for example the company’s solar/geothermal site in Stillwater and the geothermal/hydro site in Cove Fort.
The company currently operates more than 100 renewable energy power plants in the US, representing a total managed capacity of more than 2,800 megawatts (MW) across four different renewable energy technologies. It has achieved a three-fold increase in managed capacity over the past five years including one of the largest operating wind portfolios in North America.