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Duke Energy Completes Los Vientos Wind Energy Projects In Texas

Duke Energy Renewables has completed the Los Vientos I and Los Vientos II wind energy projects in southern Texas. The two projects total 402 MW of wind power capacity. Because of their geographical location, approximately 120 miles south of Corpus Christi and 20 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico, these projects will generate the … Continue reading Duke Energy Completes Los Vientos Wind Energy Projects In Texas

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ERCOT sets wind power generation record on Christmas Day

Records keep getting shattered in the wind energy output arena, highlighting the clean, affordable energy source’s reliability and potential to power the grid all the more. This time, the news came from the Lone Star State. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc., (ERCOT) set a wind generation record of 8,638 MW at 3:11 p.m. … Continue reading ERCOT sets wind power generation record on Christmas Day

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Google invests 200 million USD in Texas wind energy project

Google announced Wednesday it has invested 200 million U.S. dollars in a wind farm in west Texas, which will become a part of the company’s 1 billion U.S. dollars’ renewable energy portfolio. The Spinning Spur Wind Project in Oldham County, Texas, will generate “enough energy to power more than 60,000 average U.S. homes,” Google said … Continue reading Google invests 200 million USD in Texas wind energy project

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E.ON Climate & Renewables surpasses 2.5 GW milestone: Three wind energy projects, 292 wind turbines, 500 MW completed in 2012

E.ON Climate & Renewables (EC&R) North America announced today it has more than 2,700 megawatts (MW) of nameplate capacity in operation across its 18 wind farms located in 5 states. The company completed construction on three wind power projects in Texas and Indiana in 2012, totaling approximately 500 MW: –Magic Valley Wind Farm, located approximately … Continue reading E.ON Climate & Renewables surpasses 2.5 GW milestone: Three wind energy projects, 292 wind turbines, 500 MW completed in 2012

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EDF Renewable Energy announces operation of the 150 megawatt Bobcat Bluff Wind Energy Project

EDF Renewable Energy, formerly enXco, announced that the 150 megawatt Bobcat Bluff Wind Project, located in Archer County, Texas, became operational on December 26, 2012. EDF Renewable Energy acquired the project in March 2012 and commenced construction in April. The project, consisting of 100 GE 1.5 megawatt wind turbines, spans approximately 12,500 contiguous acres, 20 … Continue reading EDF Renewable Energy announces operation of the 150 megawatt Bobcat Bluff Wind Energy Project

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E.ON Climate & Renewables secures financing for Texas wind farm

E.ON Climate & Renewables (EC&R) North America announced today it has secured institutional equity financing of approximately $167.7 million and a commitment to fund expected capital contributions of approximately $55.9 million from a group of investors that includes JPM Capital Corporation (J.P. Morgan) and Wells Fargo Wind Holdings LLC (Wells Fargo) in exchange for a … Continue reading E.ON Climate & Renewables secures financing for Texas wind farm

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Texas wind power: E.On wind farm now operating in Willacy County

The wind power project, located approximately 5 miles east of Raymondville and the first wind energy project in Willacy County, is powered by 112 Vestas 1.8 megawatt wind turbines providing more than 200 megawatts (MW) of power—enough to provide clean power to more than 60,000 households in Texas. E.ON Climate & Renewables (EC&R) North America … Continue reading Texas wind power: E.On wind farm now operating in Willacy County

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Wind power bonanza can improve our air quality

The Lone Star State leads the nation in wind-generated power. With an installed capacity totaling more than 10,000 megawatts, Texas boasts a wind generation fleet dwarfing that of most countries. This wind power bonanza can improve our air quality, but it also potentially impacts utility bills and the reliability of the state’s power grid. To … Continue reading Wind power bonanza can improve our air quality

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