Hydropower, Project Development, Wind Power

Enel Signs Wind Farm Agreements for the U.S. and Canada

Enel, through its subsidiary Enel North America Inc., signed agreements to develop two wind farms and the supply of the electricity they will generate: the Smoky Hills Project in Kansas (U.S.) will have an overall capacity of 250 megawatts (MW) and the St. Lawrence Project (Canada), which was signed with Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro, will have 27 MW.

This operation is part of Enel’s 4 billion Euros investment plan to research solutions and reduce the environmental impact in electricity generation and distribution. In the first agreement, Enel North America, Inc. and Tradewind Energy, LLC, who signed a partnership in September 2006, will produce and sell wind power for the Smoky Hills project. It is to be built in multiple phases with the first 100.8 MW phase scheduled to be operational by the end of 2007. Enel North America has already entered a turbine procurement contract with the Danish company Vestas for the delivery of 56 V80 wind turbines (1.8 MW each) for the Smoky Hills project. Sunflower Electric Power Corporation has agreed to purchase 50.4 MW of the Smoky Hills Phase I project’s capacity. An additional 25.2 MW of capacity from Phase I will be purchased by the Kansas City Board of Public Utilities of Kansas City, Kansas. In the St. Lawrence Project, the NeWind Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Enel North America, signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro (Hydro) to build, operate and sell power from the 27 MW wind project. The St. Lawrence wind project is expected to generate approximately 100,000 MWh per year and to be operating by the end of 2008.