200 MW Harvest Ridge Wind Farm is Operational

Walmart is one of the offtakers from the wind project

EDP Renewables (EDPR), a global leader in the renewable energy sector and one of the largest wind energy producers in the world with a presence in 14 countries, has completed the construction its 200 MW Harvest Ridge wind farm in Douglas County, Illinois, USA.

Through long-term power purchase agreements (PPA), Wabash Valley Power Alliance (WVPA), Walmart, and a private offtaker purchase 100 MW, 50 MW, and 50 MW, respectively, of the wind farm’s capacity. Harvest Ridge Wind Farm will provide numerous benefits to Douglas County and its local communities. In addition to boosting the local economy, Harvest Ridge will positively contribute to the environment by saving more than 355 million gallons of water each year and displacing carbon emissions from fossil fuel power plants, which are a major contributor to climate change.

Over the next several months and while the wind farm produces clean energy, the construction efforts will continue and will be focused on road repairs and other land restoration work. Building the wind farm required dozens of subcontractors including many local businesses.

EDPR, now has seven operational wind farms in Illinois that produce clean energy to power approximately 412,000 average Illinois homes each year. EDP Renewables is the largest owner and operator of wind farms in Illinois, USA with 1,201 MW of operating capacity. In addition to Harvest Ridge, EDPR’s footprint includes the 205 MW Bright Stalk Wind Farm in McLean County, the 100 MW Rail Splitter Wind Farm in Tazewell and Logan Counties, the 300 MW Top Crop Wind Farm in LaSalle and Grundy Counties, and the 398 MW Twin Groves Wind Farm in McLean County.

With 53 wind farms, eight solar parks, and seven regional offices across North America, the company has developed more than 7,500 MW and operates more than 7,200 MW of renewable energy projects.

Recently, the company posted total revenues of EUR 1,824 million in 2019 (+7% YoY).

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