EDF Energies Nouvelles announces the commissioning of Spinning Spur 3 wind farm (194 MW) in Texas by its North American subsidiary, EDF Renewable Energy.
The group passes the threshold of a gigawatt of installed wind energy capacity in Texas.
Spinning Spur 3 is located nearby Amarillo, Texas. This 194 MW wind farm is comprised of 97 Vestas turbines, each with a rated capacity of 2 MW.
The energy production is equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of around 58,200 Texas homes.
The electricity generated by the wind farm is sold to two Texan municipalities at a fixed price, under long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).
Following on from Spinning Spur 1 and 2 (161 MW each), Bobcat Bluff (150 MW), Hereford (200 MW) and Longhorn (200 MW), Spinning Spur 3 is the sixth wind farm to be commissioned by EDF Energies Nouvelles in Texas.
To date, the Group has completed 1,066 MW of wind power in this US state.
EDF Energies Nouvelles is a market leader in green electricity production, with a portfolio of 7,903 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.