Axium completes buy of 50% of 150-MW Slate Creek wind farm in Kansas

EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) and a consortium led by Axium Infrastructure announced Oct. 11 the closing of the Slate Creek Wind acquisition, by which Axium acquired a 50% ownership interest in the 150-MW Slate Creek Wind Project.

The Slate Creek Wind Project, located in central Kansas, achieved commercial operations in December 2015. The project includes 75 Vestas 2-MW wind turbines. Kansas City Power & Light purchases the electricity generated pursuant to a 20-year, fixed-price power purchase agreement.

With this closing, Axium and its investors now own 277 MW of installed renewable assets in partnership with EDF EN North America in the U.S. and Canada. All of these assets are contracted under long-term power purchase agreements.

The sale of equity stakes represents an integral part of EDF Renewable Energy’s business model, allowing EDF RE to maintain a balanced ownership portfolio in order to assist in the funding of new project development. EDF RE remains involved in the project as a 50% co-owner and provides management services. EDF Renewable Services provides a portion of the current operations and maintenance services as well as 24/7 remote monitoring from its Operations Control Center (OCC).

EDF Renewable Energy is one of the largest renewable energy developers in North America with 8 GW of wind, solar, storage, biomass and biogas projects developed throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

Axium Infrastructure is an independent portfolio management firm dedicated to generating long-term investment returns through investing in core infrastructure assets.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.