MADRID, November 15 (European press) –
EDP Renewables, through its North American subsidiary and Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO), has opened the Indiana Crossroads wind farm, located in Indiana (US), the company reported on Monday.
This 302-megawatt wind farm will enter commercial operation later this year and will generate enough green electricity to power the equivalent of more than 80,000 Indiana homes on average annually.
The Indiana Crossroads Wind Farm will provide economic benefits across the state of Indiana and its communities through job creation during construction and operations, payments to landowners and local governments, and increased spending for the many local businesses near the project, as described by EDP Renewables.
Miguel Stilwell, CEO of EDP and EDP Renewables confirmed.
The opening ceremony of this wind farm was attended by several institutional representatives from Indiana, as well as relevant executives from the companies involved in the project, such as Laura Bean, president of Vestas North America.
The Indiana Crossroads wind farm was selected by NIPSCO’s RFP as part of its 2018 Integrated Resources Plan, which concluded that wind and solar energy resources represent lower cost options for its customers than others.
So far, EDP Renewables and NIPSCO have joined a total of four renewable energy projects within Indiana, totaling more than 800 (MW), the equivalent of supplying nearly 200,000 homes in that state.