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November 22, 2021

Buffalo Gap, US

By Carmen

Buffalo Gap is a 988.3MW onshore wind power project. It is located in Texas, the US. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in January 2006.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Onshore 988.3 521.8 Active Texas, the US The AES

Description

The project is developed and owned by The AES. The company has a stake of 100%.

Development Status

The project is currently active. The project got commissioned in January 2006.

Power Purchase Agreement

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The power generated from the Buffalo Gap (Buffalo Gap I) is sold to Direct Energy Marketing under a power purchase agreement for a period of 15 years. The contracted capacity is 96.48MW.

The power generated from the Buffalo Gap (Buffalo Gap IIA) is sold to Direct Energy Marketing under a power purchase agreement for a period of 10 years from 2007. The contracted capacity is 186MW.

The power generated from the Buffalo Gap (Buffalo Gap III) is sold to Direct Energy Marketing under a power purchase agreement for a period of 7 years from 2008. The contracted capacity is 136.16MW.

Contractors Involved

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

Buffalo Gap (Buffalo Gap I) is equipped with Vestas Wind Systems V80-1.8 MW turbines. The phase consists of 67 turbines with 1.8MW nameplate capacity.

Buffalo Gap (Buffalo Gap IIA) is equipped with GE Renewable Energy 1.5-77 turbines. The phase consists of 154 turbines with 1.5MW nameplate capacity.

Buffalo Gap (Buffalo Gap IIB) is equipped with GE Renewable Energy 1.5-77 turbine. The phase consists of 1 turbine with 1.5MW nameplate capacity.

Buffalo Gap (Buffalo Gap III) is equipped with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SWT-2.3-93 turbines. The phase consists of 74 turbines with 2.3MW nameplate capacity.

The AES is the O&M contractor for the wind power project.

About The AES

The AES Corp (AES) is a power utility. It generates, transmits and distributes electricity. The company produces energy using the hydro, pet coke, diesel, biomass, oil, solar, heavy fuel oil, landfill gas, wind, coal, gas and energy storage sources. Under power purchase agreements, it sells the electricity to utilities, industrial users and other intermediaries. AES also owns and operates electric utilities, which generate, purchase, transmit, distribute and sell electricity to serve customers in the residential, industrial, commercial and governmental sectors. The company has operational presence in North America, Asia, Europe, South America, Central America and the Caribbean. AES is headquartered in Arlington, 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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