Enel S.p.A. (“Enel”), through its renewable energy subsidiary Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (“EGPNA”), has started construction of the Rock Creek Wind Farm, the first Enel farm to be built in the state of Missouri.
The facility is owned by EGPNA subsidiary Rock Creek Wind Project, LLC and is located in Atchison County, Missouri. Once fully operational, Rock Creek is expected to generate approximately 1,250 GWh annually – equivalent to the energy consumption needs of more than 100,000 U.S. households – while avoiding the emission of about 900,000 tonnes (metric tons) of carbon dioxide each year.
The new wind farm will have a total installed capacity of 300 MW and is expected to enter into service by the end of 2017. Enel will be investing approximately $500 million in the construction of Rock Creek as part of the investment outlined in its current strategic plan. The project is being financed through the Enel Group’s own resources.