New Projects, Renewables, Wind

EDF Renewable Energy Secures PPA for Minnesota Wind Project

By Editors of Power Engineering

EDF Renewable Energy announced the impending development of the Stoneray Wind Project in Minnesota.

Consisting of up to 50 wind turbines to be built in Pipestone and Murray counties, construction is expected to begin in early 2018 with operations by the end of that year.

EDF secured a PPA for 100 MW with Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency starting in 2020.

“EDF RE is pleased to expand on its strong historical working relationship with SMMPA to help meet their energy supply goals and objectives,” commented Kate O’Hair, vice president for Development-North Region.  “Minnesota has long been a key state for EDF RE due to its favorable regulatory environment, excellent wind resource, and advantageous transmission expansion. Stoneray marks our twelfth wind project developed in the state totaling over 1.2 GW and further demonstrates EDF RE’s commitment to investment, involvement and employment in Minnesota.”

EDF has now developed 6 GW of wind, solar, biomass and biogas throughout North America.