Enel starts operating two new US wind farms in Oklahoma

By Editors of Electric Light & Power/ POWERGRID International

Enel Green Power North America started operations of the Thunder Ranch wind farm, which has a capacity of around 298 MW, and of the Red Dirt wind facility, which has a capacity of around 300 MW, both located in Oklahoma . . . The investment in the construction of Thunder Ranch totaled around $435 million, while the investment in the construction of Red Dirt was about $420 million. Click here to read more.

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