Enel Green Power North America Inc. said Thursday construction has started on a 150-megawatt wind farm in Murray and Carter counties, the third Oklahoma project owned by a U.S. affiliate of the Italian renewable energy company.
Enel said the Origin wind farm, owned by Origin Wind Energy LLC, is expected to enter service by the end of 2014. The $250 million project was initially announced by Renewable Energy Systems America Inc. in July.
RES is building the wind farm, but recently sold it to Enel.
The Origin wind farm will supply electricity to Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. through a 20-year power purchase agreement.
The Origin wind farm joins Enel's two other projects in Oklahoma. The company has a 150-megawatt Rocky Ridge project near Hobart and a 235-megawatt Chisholm View project near Enid.