Oklahoma wind farm operator opens latest venture in Minnesota

EDF Renewables North America, the company with at least four wind and solar projects operational in Oklahoma put another system into operation this week.

The company announced its 100 megawatt Stoneray Wind Project in Pipestone and Murray counties in Southwestern Minnesota became fully operational. Its 39 wind turbines are providing power to Southern Minnesota Municipal Power agency.

EDF Renewables will perform asset management services, balance-of-plant, and 24/7/365 remote monitoring and diagnostics from its San Diego-based Operations Control Center (OCC) during the equipment warranty period. Following the warranty period, the contract will expand to include all asset management, and operations and maintenance services to ensure operational performance, equipment availability and reduce downtime.

Stoneray marks EDF Renewables’ twelfth wind project developed in the state and brings the total of projects to over 1.6 GW demonstrating the company’s commitment to investment, involvement and employment in Minnesota.

The expected electricity generated at full capacity is enough to meet the consumption of up to 47,000 average Minnesota homes1. This is equivalent to avoiding more than 300,000 metric tons of CO₂ emissions annually which represents the greenhouse gas emissions from 64,000 passenger vehicles driven over the course of one year2.

EDF Renewables is one of the largest renewable energy developers in North America with 16 gigawatts of wind, solar, storage, projects developed throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

Its operations in Oklahoma include the Mustang Solar farm along with three wind farms, the Great Western Grid, the Rock Falls Wind project at the Cowboy Wind Farm.

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