New Generation Power Texas, LLC (NGP Texas), a Texas-based renewable energy company, has begun the first phase of construction on their 400 Megawatt (MW) Texas Wind Farm. The newly formed subsidiary of Chicago-based New Generation Power started construction on December 11, 2013, which made the wind farm eligible for a Federal Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit (PTC).
Located just northwest of Dallas, Texas, in Haskell County, the project is estimated to cost between $650-700 million and will be built out in two phases. Excellent wind speed and wind consistency have been verified by 3 Met Towers, who have been in the process of collecting wind data for several years, showing a 50.5% capacity factor for the project.
In order to qualify for the PTC Credit, which expired at the end of 2013, NGP Texas has completed milestones of significant nature that included: Pre-construction development, early investments, environmental considerations, permitting, an interconnection agreement, excavated WTG foundations and mud mat placements.
NGP Texas brought together a team of industry leaders to help successfully complete all elements of this fast-tracked project. The Prime EPC Contractor for the 400MW Texas Wind Farm is Rosendin Electric, Inc. Since Rosendin