US wind stars in record EGP month

Stellar production levels at its US wind farms helped propel Enel Green Power (EGP) to record generation levels earlier this month, the Italian renewables group said.

EGP’s 148MW Rocky Ridge and 235MW Chisholm View wind farms, both in Oklahoma, achieved load factors of between 60% and 65% and daily output totalling above 5GWh during high winds in the first two weeks of the year.

US wind – with 22GWh – was a big contributor to EGP’s global output of 114.3GWh on 5 January – a new record for the company.

Wind delivered a total of 67GWh of that figure and was almost two-thirds above its estimated figure on the day in question.