Headwaters II Wind Farm : EDPR commissions 198MW wind project in Indiana
EDP Renewables (EDPR) has commissioned the 198MW Headwaters II Wind Farm in Randolph County, Indiana.
The Spain-based renewable energy company owns the wind farm through its subsidiary EDP Renewables North America.
The Headwaters II Wind Farm is the second phase of the operational 200MW Headwaters I Wind Farm. It is supported by power purchase agreements (PPAs) with social media giant Facebook and retailing major Walmart, who will use its clean power to achieve their sustainability goals.
Facebook had signed a 15-year PPA for 139MW of power from the Headwaters II Wind Farm, while Walmart will buy 60MW of capacity.
EDPR stated: “It is worth noting that Headwaters II Wind Farm creates significant contributions to the local community in the form of new jobs and revenue, including payments to landowners and local governments and an increase in money spent at local businesses nearby the project.
“The wind farm will also save more than 355 million gallons each year by generating electricity without requiring the large amounts of water consumed by traditional power plants.”
With the Headwaters II wind project entering into commercial operations, EDPR has taken its operational capacity in Indiana to 1.2GW, which is nearly one-third of all renewable energy capacity installed in the American state.
EDPR is also constructing the 200MW Riverstart Solar Park in Randolph County and will build the 204MW Indiana Crossroads II Wind Farm in White County, which is scheduled to begin operations in 2023.
Recently, EDPR had started commercial operations of the 209MW Reloj del Sol wind farm in Texas.