Willow Creek Wind project : Ørsted signs PPA with Iowa’s NIMECA
Ørsted said that it has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) for the 103MW Willow Creek Wind project in South Dakota with Iowa power supplier North Iowa Municipal Electric Cooperative Association (NIMECA).
Located in Butte County, the Willow Creek Wind farm has been operating since September 2021.
NIMECA, which supplies power to 13 municipal utilities in northern Iowa, will offtake power from the wind farm.
Greg Fritz – CEO of NIMECA said: “Adding Willow Creek Wind to NIMECA’s generation portfolio helps to diversify our energy supply.
“We’re pleased to be working with Ørsted to provide our municipal utility members with low-cost, clean energy.”
According to Ørsted, NIMECA is the seventh entity to have signed a power purchase agreement with the company’s onshore business in 2021.
Vishal Kapadia – Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Onshore in Ørsted said: “We’re excited to team up with NIMECA to assist them in providing renewable energy to homes, business, factories, and farms in and around their local communities.
“The PPA with NIMECA provides access to clean energy for multiple local municipalities, adding to the diversity of our portfolio and expanding our customer relationships to an important segment of the market.”