EDF’s 150-MW Slate Creek Wind project in Kansas hits commercial operation

EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) announced Jan. 7 that the 150-MW Slate Creek Wind Project in Kansas reached commercial operation on Dec. 29, 2015.

The project, located within Sumner County, approximately 50 miles south of Wichita, commenced construction of its 75 Vestas 2-MW wind turbines in April 2015. Great Plains Energy, parent company of Kansas City Power & Light and KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations, will purchase the electricity generated under a 20-year, fixed-price power purchase agreement.

Kate O’Hair, Vice President, Development for the Central Region of EDF RE, said: “We are pleased to bring the Slate Creek Wind project to operation in the central corridor where wind resources, supportive communities, and a long-term utility partnership come together to create a successful renewable addition to the grid.”

EDF Renewable Energy is one of the largest renewable energy developers in North America with 7.6 GW of wind, solar, storage, biomass and biogas projects developed throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

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