EDF Renewable Energy begins selling 184-MWs from Illinois merchant wind project in PJM

Written By: Stratton Report
December 27, 2016

EDF Wind Farm

On December 27, EDF Renewable Energy announced that the 184-MW Kelly Creek Wind Project in Illinois had begun selling electricity into the PJM wholesale market on a merchant basis.

Ryan Pfaff, Executive Vice President for Development at EDF RE observed:

“EDF Renewable Energy is pleased to announce commercial operation of the Kelly Creek Wind Project, which is now supplying cost-competitive, fixed-priced, clean energy to the PJM Energy Market. EDF RE is also proud of Kelly Creek’s positive economic impact, generated through the use of wind turbine towers, blades and nacelles manufactured at Vestas’ Colorado facilities, the creation of approximately 100 construction jobs and 10 long-term, full-time operations jobs, long-term lease payments to landowners, and recurring tax payments to local municipalities.”

EDF Renewable Services, a provider of renewable operations and maintenance services, will provide balance-of-plant operations and maintenance for the facility including 24/7 remote monitoring from its NERC compliant Operations Control Center (OCC). The firm claims 11-GWs under contract in North America.