EDF Renewable Energy, a U.S. unit of French utility Electricite de France SA, has agreed to sell electricity from a 150-megawatt wind farm in Kansas to Great Plains Energy Inc.
Construction on the Slate Creek wind project, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Wichita, is expected to begin in late 2014, according to a statement today from San Diego-based EDF Renewable Energy. The wind farm will be composed of 75 2-megawatt Vestas Wind Systems A/S turbines and is expected to begin generating power by the end of next year.
Terms of the 20-year power-purchase agreement weren’t disclosed.
Including Slate Creek, EDF Renewable Energy will have developed almost 400 megawatts of wind energy in Kansas.