Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (EGPNA), a renewable energy company based in the U.S. and  a part of the Enel Group, has initiated its construction of Rattlesnake Creek wind farm in the region. The project, once completed, is expected to have a total of 320 MW of installed capacity. It would also be Enel’s very first wind farm in Nebraska.

Project to be of High Importance over Coming Years

Heading the department of Enel Green Power, Antonio Cammisecra, said that the project would consolidate their presence in the United States and the project, once completed, will be able to not only meet the Facebook’s increasing need for renewable energy in the state of Nebraska, it will also be able to drive the economic development of Nebraska.

About US$430 million is required to complete the construction of the Rattlesnake Creek and it also forms a part of the investment that has already been outlined in the company’s strategic plan. It is being funded by the company’s very own resources.

Facebook is to buy 200 MW part of the renewable energy and power from the Rattlesnake Creek project and it will be purchased by Facebook in a long-term, bundled purchase agreement. All of the power that is needed to operate the new data center of Facebook in Papillion, Nebraska will be provided by the wind energy.  This newly formed data center of Facebook is situated at around 120 miles from the wind project. Facebook not only aims to avail the wind power energy for itself but it also wants other companies to make use of the wind power energy.