06 21, 2023

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Clinton, Ill. – June 21, 2023 – Enel North America [1] has begun operations of the 200-megawatt (MW) Alta Farms wind farm in DeWitt County, Ill. The project supports Meta’s DeKalb Data Center through a 125 MW long-term power purchase agreement.

"Enel continues to capitalize on strong corporate demand for renewables and policy tailwinds to install new wind, solar and storage capacity across the US and Canada. We’re glad to support one of America’s leading buyers of clean power in their ongoing efforts to power their operations sustainably. Enel’s mature and growing renewables portfolio, along with our suite of clean energy solutions like EV charging and demand response, make us the go-to partner for major brands with big ambitions for sustainability."  — Paolo Romanacci, head of Enel North America’s renewable energy business, Enel Green Power

 "We are excited to partner with Enel to bring this new wind energy to the grid in support of our operations in Illinois. This new wind project will help us continue to meet our goal of supporting our growing global operations with new renewable energy including our data center in DeKalb."  — Urvi Parekh, Head of renewable energy at Meta

Alta Farms also supports the Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA) with a 75 MW long-term power purchase agreement.

"IMPA’s ongoing commitment to providing a low-cost, reliable, and environmentally-responsible power supply to our 61 member communities is our highest priority. The output from Alta Farms enables us to expand our diverse power supply portfolio to include wind energy while economically meeting the growing power needs of our member communities. "— Jack Alvey, President and CEO of IMPA

Enel began construction at Alta Farms in 2021. Representing an investment of over $345 million, the project created over 275 jobs during construction and will employ around 12-15 full-time workers for long-term operations and maintenance. Over its lifetime, Alta Farms is expected to generate over $44 million in local property tax revenue and over $50 million in lease payments to landowners.

About Enel North America

Enel North America, part of the Enel Group, is a clean energy leader in North America and is working to electrify the economy and build a net-zero carbon future by decarbonizing energy supply, electrifying transportation, creating resilient grids, and promoting a just, equitable transition. Enel North America serves over 4,500 businesses, utilities, and cities through renewable power generation, demand response, distributed energy resources, smart e-mobility solutions and services, energy trading, advisory and consulting services, and more. Its portfolio includes over 9.6 GW of utility-scale renewable capacity, 606 MW / 910 MWh of utility-scale energy storage and 76 MW / 174 MWh of distributed energy storage capacity, 4.7 GW of demand response capacity, and 170,000 electric vehicle charging stations. Visit enelnorthamerica.com and follow us on LinkedInTwitter, and YouTube to learn more.  


[1] Through its renewable energy business, Enel Green Power North America.

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