NJR Clean Energy Ventures (NJRCEV), the unregulated distributed power subsidiary of New Jersey Resources (NJR), has commissioned Carroll Area wind farm in Iowa, the US.

The $42m wind farm is located on 1,100 acres of rural agricultural land in Carroll County, Iowa, approximately 65 miles northwest of Des Moines.

Featuring nine Siemens SWT 2.3MW, 108m rotor diameter wind turbines, with a total capacity of 20MW, the Carroll Area wind farm is expected to generate enough energy to power over 7,500 homes annually.

New Jersey Resources chairman and CEO Laurence Downes said: "The Carroll Area Wind Farm represents NJR Clean Energy Ventures’ continuing efforts to strengthen and diversify its distributed power portfolio and commitment to make clean energy, and its benefits, more accessible.

"In meeting the growing demand for renewable energy, this project is in line with our core values of environmental stewardship and delivering long-term growth potential for our shareholders."

Power generate from the project will be sold to MidAmerican Energy, Iowa’s leading energy company, under a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA).

The wind facility is due to qualify for federal production tax credits (PTC), which are based on a kilowatt-hour output.

All the facility’s PTCs produced will be utilized by NJR.