Building Energy, a global integrated IPP in the renewable energy industry, has began the construction of its first wind project in the U.S.
Located north of Des Moines in Iowa, the wind farms will add up to 30 megawatts of wind generation capacity. The $55 million project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2016, company officials said.
The project is expected to produce 110,000 MWh per year. Building Energy will sell the power to the local utility Alliant Energy.
Acciona Windpower, the turbine manufacturing subsidiary of ACCIONA, will supply ten AW125/3000 turbines for the wind farms.
Building Energy will sell the power to the local utility Alliant Energy.
The energy generated by the wind farm will satisfy the energy needs of 11,000 US families and will also contribute to the reduction of 100,000 tons of CO2 emissions.
The Iowa project will be the first wind farm developed by Building Energy. The company has been present in the U.S since 2013 managing several projects totaling 100 MW which include several solar installations.
“We are very excited to announce our first wind project for Building Energy and thrilled that this has been happening in USA. Wind is becoming a key element of our company’s balanced approach to energy generation,” said Andrea Braccialarghe, Building Energy managing director USA.
“Our investment in wind enables to keep electricity rates stable and affordable for the local communities, provides economic development and shows our full commitment to environmental respect without impacting residential areas or conflicting with agricultural or livestock activities” Braccialarghe added.