Where is the project?
The Rock Creek Wind Project is located approximately 60 miles North of St. Joseph, Missouri, off I-29 in Atchison County, Missouri.
What transmission line does the project connect with?
The project will interconnect to the new 345kV Midwest Transmission line schedule for completing in 2017.
What is the size of the project?
Up to 300 MW
What turbines are being used?
Vestas V110-2.0 MW
Landowners and Acreage Involved:
More than 100 landowners and over 30,000 acres currently comprise the Rock Creek project area.
When did the project start operating?
The project began operating in November, 2017
Who is buying the power?
The power produced by Rock Creek Wind Project has been sold to Kansas City Power & Light and KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Co. .
Who developed the project?
The developer of the Rock Creek Wind Project is Tradewind Energy, Inc.
Who owns the project?
The Project is owned and operated by Enel Green Power North America, Inc.
Key Project Attributes:
- Once operational, Rock Creek will produce enough power for approximately 90,000 Missouri homes.
- The Rock Creek Wind project will be one of the most energetic wind development sites in Missouri.
- The project will only take approximately (1% to 2%) acres of land out of service, including all land for roads, turbine foundations, and maintenance buildings.
- The project is expected to have no material effect on any Threatened and Endangered species of birds or animals based on third party studies commissioned by Tradewind Energy.
- Some 100 landowners will be participating and collecting royalty payments from the project once all phases are completed.
- The project will utilize significant local labor and materials for its construction and operations and will generate significant economic benefits to the local community.
- The project fits well with the surrounding area in terms of the existing infrastructure and commercial activities and enjoys broad community support.
- Once operational, the Rock Creek project will offset approximately 900,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year, 3,000 tons of NOx per year, and 4,000 tons of SO2 per year.