Friday was an important day for Tradewind Energy and for wind energy development in Kansas. The Tradewind Energy team was proud to join Governor Brownback, Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (EGP-NA), Google and the Kansas City BPU in announcing the Cimarron Bend wind project in Clark County, KS.
With a total installed capacity of 400 MW, Cimarron Bend is the largest wind development to-date for Tradewind, and Google is Tradewind’s first corporate customer. The power and the renewable energy credits from Cimarron Bend will be sold under power purchase agreements to Google and to the Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (BPU). The Cimarron Bend wind project, will be owned and operated by EGP-NA, and required a total overall investment of approximately $610 million.
Tradewind would like to thank the community of Clark County for their spirit of cooperation, patience and persistence. For the last eight years, Tradewind Energy, the Clark County commission, and more than 200 landowners have worked together to develop Cimarron Bend, and we are tremendously proud of that effort. Investments of this magnitude are vital for rural Kansas communities. It’s gratifying to see the leadership of corporations like Google and utilities such as the Kansas City BPU that clearly see the tremendous economic, social and environmental benefits that result from making renewable energy resources a significant component of their generation portfolio.
Governor Sam Brownback joined by representatives from Tradewind Energy, Enel Green Power North America and Kansas City BPU