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November 11, 2021

Aviator Wind Farm, US

By Carmen

Aviator Wind Farm is a 525.02MW onshore wind power project. It is located in Texas, the US. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. The project construction commenced in 2019 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in September 2020.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Onshore 525.02 525.02 Active Texas, the US Apex Clean Energy Holdings

Description

The project was developed by Apex Clean Energy Holdings. CMS Energy, The Kansai Electric Power and Ares Management are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 51%, 48.5% and 0.5% respectively.

The project supplies enough clean energy to power 196,000 households.

The phase, Aviator Wind Farm (Aviator-I), has 89m high towers.

The phase, Aviator Wind Farm (Aviator-II), has 90m high towers.

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Development Status

The project is currently active. The project construction commenced in 2019 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in September 2020.

Power Purchase Agreement

McDonald’s and Meta Platforms are the power offtakers from the project.

Contractors Involved

Fagen was selected to render EPC services for the wind power project.

Aviator Wind Farm (Aviator-I) is equipped with GE Renewable Energy 2 MW-127 turbines. The phase consists of 55 turbines with 2.82MW nameplate capacity.

Aviator Wind Farm (Aviator-II) is equipped with GE Renewable Energy 2 MW-116 turbines. The phase consists of 136 turbines with 2.72MW nameplate capacity.

GE Renewable Energy is the O&M contractor for the wind power project, commencing from the year 2020.

About Apex Clean Energy Holdings

Apex Clean Energy Holdings LLC (Apex), formerly Apex Wind Energy is a renewable energy company that offers building utility-scale generation facilities. The company develops commercial-scale wind and solar energy facilities in North America. It provides resource assessment, engineering, construction, project development, financing, operation and maintenance, and asset management of utility-scale clean energy projects. Apex’s projects include Campbell Creek Wind Farm, Gulf Coast Wind Farm, Elk River Wind Farm, Cedar Creek Wind Farm, Phantom Solar, McKenzie Solar, Dover SUN Park, Canadian Hills Wind project, Colorado PV Solar, Ringneck Prairie Wind, Neosho Ridge Wind, Homestead Wind, Cornhusker Harvest Wind, Canadian Hills Wind, Bowman Wind, and Maple Rapids Wind, among others. The company has operations throughout the US and Canada. Apex is headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia, the US.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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