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Wind energy is a growing part of the electricity mix in Texas

In 2019, wind-powered generation contributed 84.4 thousand gigawatthours (GWh) of electricity in Texas, an 11% increase from the 75.7 thousand GWh generated in 2018. Substantial growth in wind capacity in the state was the primary reason for this increase. Texas wind capacity rose almost 17% in 2019, from 24.1 gigawatts (GW) in 2018 to 28.1 … Continue reading Wind energy is a growing part of the electricity mix in Texas

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RWE U.S. onshore wind farm Cranell starts commercial operation

Completion of 220-megawatt project expands RWE U.S. onshore wind power capacity. Green electricity capacity for more than 66,000 households. Almost 1 gigawatt of onshore wind energy projects are under construction in the U.S. to grow RWE’s renewables capacity. RWE continues to expand its renewables portfolio in North America, one of the company’s strategy focus markets: … Continue reading RWE U.S. onshore wind farm Cranell starts commercial operation

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Nordex Supplies 65 N149 / 4.0-4.5 Wind Turbines to Texas Wind energy

Nordex has received an order for 312 MW in the US for a wind farm in Texas. The manufacturer will supply 65 N149 / 4.0-4.5 wind turbines in 4.8 MW mode of operation. Installation is scheduled to begin in May 2021 and the wind farm will be connected to the grid later that year. The … Continue reading Nordex Supplies 65 N149 / 4.0-4.5 Wind Turbines to Texas Wind energy

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Enel Green Power begins operating largest solar plant in Texas

Enel Green Power has started operations at the 245 MW second phase of its Roadrunner solar plant in Upton County, Texas. The overall 497 MW project is the largest operational solar farm in Texas and the company’s largest in the United States. “Our engineering and construction team executed on a project of monumental scale in … Continue reading Enel Green Power begins operating largest solar plant in Texas

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Siemens Gamesa wins big in Texas, USA with 325-MW onshore wind energy project

The wind power order, with an undisclosed customer, is for two new onshore wind farm projects in Texas that will generate a combined 325 MW of power using 65 SG 5.0-145 wind turbines.Project takes Siemens Gamesa’s total installed wind energy capacity close to 6 GW in Texas, strengthening its position as one of the top … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa wins big in Texas, USA with 325-MW onshore wind energy project

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Apex Clean Energy sells 500 MW White Mesa wind farm

Apex Clean Energy announced the sale of White Mesa Wind, located in Crockett County, Texas, to an unidentified buyer. When completed, the 500 MW White Mesa project will be the third largest single-site, single-phase wind farm in the United States, after the largest: the 525 MW Aviator Wind, also developed by Apex and located in … Continue reading Apex Clean Energy sells 500 MW White Mesa wind farm

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Building a future in wind power: Research locally, export globally

At The University of Texas Permian Basin (UTPB) we are committed to strengthening and diversifying how we impact our students, our community and our global efforts. As we’ve experienced the pandemic and oil and gas downturn, we are witnessing firsthand the importance of this commitment, and it feels more important than ever to align with … Continue reading Building a future in wind power: Research locally, export globally

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Ørsted completes Sage Draw Wind Power project

Ørsted has completed its Sage Draw Wind project, a 338MW wind farm that straddles Garza and Lynn Counties in Texas. The 120-wind turbine project will have the capacity to meet the annual electricity needs of 120,000 American homes. Sage Draw Wind brings Ørsted’s onshore operational installed capacity to 1.3GW. Currently, the company has an additional … Continue reading Ørsted completes Sage Draw Wind Power project

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Ørsted completes 338 MW wind energy plant in Texas

Ørsted has finalised the 338-MW Sage Draw wind farm in the US state of Texas. The 120 wind turbines in the wind farm are located in Garza and Lynn Counties and was completed on time and on budget. The wind powe facility has the capacity to generate enough power per year to meet the consumption … Continue reading Ørsted completes 338 MW wind energy plant in Texas

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EDP Renewables completes 50 MW Texas wind farm

Construction was recently completed at EDP Renewables’ Los Mirasoles II Wind Farm, located in Hidalgo and Starr Counties, approximately 25 miles from Edinburg. This second phase of the Los Mirasoles Wind Farm adds 50 MW of clean energy to the Rio Grande Valley area, and combined with the 250-MW first phase of Los Mirasoles, totals … Continue reading EDP Renewables completes 50 MW Texas wind farm

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Duke Energy Renewables’ 200-MW Mesteño wind power project in Texas begins producing energy

Project includes some of the tallest wind turbines in the U.S. – increasing wind energy production. Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), announced that its 200-megawatt (MW) Mesteño Windpower project in Starr County, Texas began commercial operation on Dec. 31, 2019. It is Duke Energy’s fourth wind generation facility … Continue reading Duke Energy Renewables’ 200-MW Mesteño wind power project in Texas begins producing energy

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Wind energy in Texas, Acciona wind farm with Nordex wind turbines

Acciona has put into service the Palmas Altas Wind Farm, its second one installed in Texas and its ninth in the US, with a total investment of some USD200 million (around EUR180 million at current exchange rate). The wind farm features 46 Nordex technology wind turbines totaling 145 MW capacity. Located in Cameron County, near … Continue reading Wind energy in Texas, Acciona wind farm with Nordex wind turbines

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Enel starts operations of 450 MW wind farm in U.S. and expands wind power project to 500 MW through new PPA with Danone

With its initial 450 MW, the High Lonesome wind farm in Upton and Crockett Counties, Texas, is the largest operating wind energy facility in Enel’s global renewable portfolio. The wind power project has been expanded by an additional 50 MW, thanks to a PPA with food and beverage company Danone North America, increasing the total … Continue reading Enel starts operations of 450 MW wind farm in U.S. and expands wind power project to 500 MW through new PPA with Danone

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Lincoln Clean Energy becomes Ørsted

In October 2018, Ørsted acquired Lincoln Clean Energy (LCE), a leading onshore developer with assets primarily in Texas. Over the past year, areas of the business have been systematically integrated to ensure an effective operating model capitalising on the capabilities from both companies. Since the acquisition, LCE has made significant progress, building its position as … Continue reading Lincoln Clean Energy becomes Ørsted

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Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives Announces Two Wind energy Projects in Texas

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, Inc. (NASDAQ: IEA) (“IEA” or the “Company”), a leading infrastructure construction company with specialized energy and heavy civil expertise, today announced a pair of substantial wind energy project awards in Texas. Together, the awards are valued at more than $115 million. One award is for construction of the Raymond Wind Farm … Continue reading Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives Announces Two Wind energy Projects in Texas

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GE Renewable Energy announces 350 MW wind turbines order for Foard City Wind farm in Texas

GE Renewable Energy announced today that it has been selected by Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. (“Innergex”) to supply 139 2.X-127 onshore wind turbines on 89-meter towers for Innergex’s approximately 350 MW Foard City Wind project located in Foard County, Texas. The order also includes a 20-year full-service agreement. The Foard City wind farm reached commercial … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy announces 350 MW wind turbines order for Foard City Wind farm in Texas

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Scout Clean Energy completes 300-MW Ranchero Wind Farm in Texas

Scout Clean Energy has completed construction and received tax equity funds for the 300-MW Ranchero Wind Farm located in Crockett County, Texas. Scout is a portfolio company of Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners. “Ranchero is our first greenfield project developed from inception through construction and operations since our launch as an owner-operator,” said Michael Rucker, CEO and … Continue reading Scout Clean Energy completes 300-MW Ranchero Wind Farm in Texas

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Scout Clean Energy Closes 180MW Heart of Texas Wind Farm Financing

Scout Clean Energy (“Scout”), a Colorado based renewable energy developer, owner and operator is pleased to announce the closing of construction financing and tax equity commitments for the 180MW Heart of Texas Wind Farm (“HTX”) located in McCulloch County, Texas. Scout is a portfolio company of Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners (“Quinbrook”). HTX was recently acquired by … Continue reading Scout Clean Energy Closes 180MW Heart of Texas Wind Farm Financing

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Sprint and Duke Energy Renewables sign agreement on new 182-MW wind power project in Texas

Sprint (NYSE: S) and Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), today announced a 12-year virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) for 173.3 megawatts (MW) of new wind energy. Duke Energy Renewables will build, own and operate the 182-MW Maryneal Windpower project located in Nolan County, Texas, that will come online … Continue reading Sprint and Duke Energy Renewables sign agreement on new 182-MW wind power project in Texas

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Facebook Signs 200MW Wind Energy Deal With Apex Clean Energy in Texas

The social media giant will buy power from a project set to become the largest single-site wind farm in the U.S. Facebook signed up to buy a 200-megawatt chunk of power from the Aviator Wind project in Texas, set to become the largest single-site U.S. wind farm when completed next year, according to developer Apex … Continue reading Facebook Signs 200MW Wind Energy Deal With Apex Clean Energy in Texas

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