Enel has begun developing five new renewable energy projects in the United States with a combined capacity of 1.5 GW along with 319 MW of battery storage. These projects include Roseland solar plus storage, Blue Jay solar plus storage, Ranchland wind plus storage, Alta Farms wind project and Rockhaven wind project. These projects will be located in Texas, Illinois, and Oklahoma. In addition to these Enel will also set up 57 MW battery storage systems at the High Lonesome wind farm and Roadrunner solar farm.
Having a capacity of 639.6 MW, Roseland will be Enel’s largest solar plant across the United States and Canada. It will also have a 59 MW battery storage system. Roseland which is located in Falls County, is expected to achieve begin operation in the second-half of 2022.The 270 MW Blue Jay solar project with 59 MW of battery storage will be located in Grimes County, Texas. The project is expected to begin operations by the end of 2021. The 263 MW Ranchland wind project with a 875 MW battery storage system and will be located in Callahan and Eastland counties.
Operations of the project are expected to begin in the first quarter of 2022. 200 MW capacity is being developed at Alta Farms wind project in DeWitt County, Illinois which is expected to begin operations in the second-half of 2022. Meanwhile, the140 MW Rockhaven wind project in Garvin and Carter counties is being developed in Oklahoma. The project is expected to achieve commercial operation by the end of 2021.
The projects under development are expected to produce over 4.1 TWh of renewable electricity annually. Over their lifetime, these projects are also expected to generate around $450 million in tax revenue for local communities and new income for project landowners. With these projects, Enel Green Power North America’s portfolio currently has over 2.3 GW of renewable generation under construction and by mid-year will have 606 MW of battery storage capacity under construction.