RedWind announces final sale of South Dakota wind project to Con Ed

RedWind Consulting on May 12 announced the final closing of the sale of the Campbell County Wind Farm (CCWF) in northeast South Dakota to Consolidated Edison Development (CED).

The 94-MW wind farm consists of 55 General Electric 1.7-MW wind turbines and will generate approximately 429,000 MWh of power annually. The project was sold to CED in June 2015 and all conditions subsequent to closing were recently satisfied. It achieved commercial operation in December 2015.

The developers, Fagen Inc. and Dakota Plains Energy (DPE), contracted RedWind to act as the exclusive financial advisor for the sale of the project after RedWind secured and helped negotiate a 30-year Power Purchase Agreement with Basin Electric Power Cooperative.

“We worked tirelessly, over several years due to the typical [federal production tax credit] boom and bust cycle, to identify and attract potential buyers for the Project. We wanted to make sure the project would achieve commercial operation by the end of 2015, and the buyer had the capital to finish,” said Dan Rustowicz, Chief Manager of RedWind.

“We are extremely pleased with all the work that RedWind did for us on securing the PPA and finding a buyer,” said Rob Johnson, Principal with DPE. “This is a major accomplishment and we could not have done it without their support.”

RedWind Consulting focuses on utility-scale solar and wind energy projects for the worldwide market, specializing in all aspects of consulting, advisory services, development, expert witness testimony and financing solutions.

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