Geronimo Energy, LLC announced the sale of more wind and solar energy projects to BHE Renewables, LLC, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy. Terms were not disclosed.
Included in the portfolio acquired by BHE Renewables are: the Grande Prairie Wind Farm in Holt County, Nebraska, an acquisition Berkshire announced two weeks ago; the Walnut Ridge Wind Farm in Bureau County, Illinois; and a portfolio of Minnesota solar project developments.
Grande Prairie is a 400 megawatt wind farm development located in northeastern Nebraska. Omaha Public Power District has contracted to purchase the entire 400 MW of Grande Prairie's capacity. Once constructed, Grande Prairie will be the largest wind energy project in the state of Nebraska and will increase the state's wind energy capacity by approximately 50 percent. Construction of Grande Prairie is expected to begin this year, with commercial operation beginning in 2016.
Geronimo Energy is a utility-scale renewable energy development company headquartered in Edina, Minnesota. BHE Renewables is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy and is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa.