EDF Energies Nouvelles announces the acquisition of the Salt Fork wind farm project in Texas via its North American subsidiary EDF Renewable Energy. With a maximum capacity of 200 MW, the wind farm holds a long-term Power Purchase Agreement with Garland Power & Light.
The Salt Fork wind farm project, which has scope for up to 200 MW in capacity, is located in Donley and Gray counties in northern Texas.
Originally developed by Cielo Wind Power, the Salt Fork project is due to be commissioned in late 2016.
The wind farm will be tied into the Electric Reliability Council of Texas’ (ERCOT) Competitive Renewable Energy Zone (CREZ) transmission line connecting the wind energy of northern Texas, a very windy area, to high-consumption regions of the state.
The electricity generated by the first 150 MW of Salt Fork will be sold to Garland Power & Light under a long-term Power Purchase Agreement.
Since it first established a presence in Texas in 2011, EDF Energies Nouvelles has commissioned 872 MW of wind energy capacity. The Salt Fork acquisition has lifted the size of the Group’s portfolio in the US state above the one gigawatt mark in terms of wind farms completed, under construction or under development.
EDF Energies Nouvelles is a market leader in green electricity production, with a portfolio of 7 517 MW of gross installed capacity focused for the most part on wind (onshore and offshore) and solar photovoltaic energy. Mostly operating in Europe and North America, EDF Energies Nouvelles continues its development in promising emerging areas taking position in new countries (Brazil South Africa and India). The Company is also present in other segments of the renewable energy market: marine energy, biomass and distributed energies. EDF Energies Nouvelles manages renewable energy projects’ development and construction as well as operation and maintenance for its own account and for third parties. EDF Energies Nouvelles is a subsidiary of the EDF Group dedicated to renewable energy.