Renewables, Wind

EDF 80-MW Wind Farm Operational in Upstate New York

The Copenhagen Wind Project is commercially operational and producing electricity under a 15-year power purchase agreement with Narragansett Electric Co.

EDF Renewables North American owns and operates the 80-MW facility in Lewis and Lewis counties of upstate New York. The expected electricity generated at full capacity is enough to meet the consumption of up to 35,000 average homes.

“Through Copenhagen Wind, which was developed under a model of true local partnership, we also cemented a long-term relationship with National Grid (Narranansett’s parent firm) to supply affordable, reliable wind power to its Rhode Island customers,” Jacob Susman, vice president and head of origination at EDF Renewables, said in a statement. “The Project is yet another great example of how wind power provides an economic boost not just in the Wind Belt, but also on the coasts, through the creation of local jobs, tax revenue, and recurring landowner lease payments.”

Copenhagen Wind Project has 40 2-MW turbines manufactured by Vestas Wind Systems. Renewable Energy Systems handled the balance of plant construction, starting work in August 2017.

EDF Renewables now has 15 gigawatts of wind, solar, storage, projects developed throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. It is a division of French-based energy firm EDF.