Claimed to be Enel’s first project to be built in North Dakota, the wind project is designed to generate approximately 625GWh of clean electricity annually to meet the power needs of more than 50,000 US households.

Expected to reduce CO2 emission of about 450,000t each year, the $220m project is scheduled to be commissioned by 2017.

Enel Green Power North America Area head Rafael Gonzalez said: "Lindahl underlines the strength of Enel’s growth strategy in North America.

"The new wind farm also marks the Group’s entrance into a new state, North Dakota, further broadening our geographical footprint in the US."

Enel will sell the power and renewable energy credits generated from the Lindahl wind project to Basin Electric Power Cooperative under a bundled, long-term power purchase agreement.

In 2016, Enel has initiated the construction of four clean power projects, including the Lindahl project, in the US.

The others projects include the 108MW Drift Sand wind farm in Oklahoma, the 400MW Cimarron Bend wind park in Kansas and the 150MW Aurora solar project in Minnesota.

In 2015, GE agreed to acquire 49% stake in a newly created company, EGPNA Renewable Energy Partners (EGPNA REP) from Enel Green Power North America.

Operating in the US and Canada, EGPNA has more than 2.5GW of total installed capacity including over 2GW from wind, 316MW from hydro, 72MW from geothermal and 29MW from solar.