EDF Renewable Energy and a consortium led by Axium Infrastructure have announced the closing of the Slate Creek Wind acquisition, by which Axium acquired a 50% ownership interest in the 150 MW Slate Creek Wind Project.
The Slate Creek Wind Project, which is located in central Kansas, achieved commercial operations in December 2015. The project is comprised of 75 Vestas 2.0-MW wind turbines. Kansas City Power & Light purchases the electricity generated pursuant to a 20-year, fixed-price power purchase agreement.
With this closing, Axium and its investors now own 277 MW of installed renewable assets in partnership with EDFNorth America in the U.S. and Canada. All of these assets are contracted under long-term power purchase agreements.
The sale of equity stakes represents an integral part of EDF Renewable Energy’s business model, allowing EDF to maintain a balanced ownership portfolio in order to assist in the funding of new project development. EDF remains involved in the project as a 50% co-owner and provides management services.
EDF Renewable Services provides a portion of the current operations and maintenance services as well as 24/7 remote monitoring from its Operations Control Center (OCC).