EDF Renewable Energy confirmed the order with Vestas Wind Systems A/S to supply V110-2 MW wind turbines for the 80 MW Copenhagen Wind Project.
In addition, the company announced that Renewable Energy Systems (RES) won the balance of plant construction contract. With these two milestones in place, the project is ready to commence construction in August 2017 with commercial operation date anticipated for November 2018.
Located in Lewis and Jefferson counties in upstate New York, the project benefits from a 15-year power purchase agreement with Narragansett Electric Co., a unit of National Grid.
Own Energy (bought by EDF RE in 2015) developed the project under a local partnership model enabling stakeholders to profit from the wind power project’s success. Copenhagen Wind will support about 120 construction jobs and six long-term operations and maintenance jobs.
The expected electricity generated at full capacity is enough to meet the consumption of up to 35,000 average New York homes. This is equivalent to avoiding more than 177,000 metric tons of COâ‚‚ emissions annually, which represents the greenhouse gas emissions from 37,500 passenger vehicles driven over the course of one year.
EDF Renewable Energy is one of the largest renewable energy developers in North America with 9 GW of wind, solar, storage, biomass and biogas projects developed throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico.