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November 24, 2021

Papalote Creek, US

By Carmen

Papalote Creek is a 379.95MW 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 2008 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in November 2009.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Onshore 379.95 379.95 Active Texas, the US E.ON Climate & Renewables North America

Description

The project was developed by E.ON Climate & Renewables North America. The project is co-owned by PensionDanmark and RWE Renewables Americas, with their respective ownership stake of 50% each.

The project supplies enough clean energy to power 114,000 households, offsetting 684,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year.

The Papalote Creek (Papalote Creek Phase I), has 121m high towers.

The Papalote Creek (Papalote Creek Phase II), has 121m high towers.

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Development Status

The project is currently active. The project construction commenced in 2008 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in November 2009.

Power Purchase Agreement

CPS Energy and Lower Colorado River Authority are the power offtakers from the project.

Contractors Involved

M. A. Mortenson was selected to render EPC services for the Papalote Creek (Papalote Creek Phase I).

Papalote Creek (Papalote Creek Phase I) is equipped with Vestas Wind Systems V82-1.65 MW turbines. The phase consists of 109 turbines with 1.65MW nameplate capacity.

Papalote Creek (Papalote Creek Phase II) is equipped with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SWT-2.3-101 turbines. The phase consists of 87 turbines with 2.3MW nameplate capacity.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and Vestas Wind Systems were contracted to render operations & maintenance services for the project.

About E.ON Climate & Renewables North America

E.ON Climate & Renewables North America Inc (E.ON), a subsidiary of E.ON SE is a renewable energy company that develops, owns and operates renewable energy projects. The company operates and develops wind energy and solar energy projects. Its wind energy projects include sand bluff, munsville wind farm, forest creek wind farm, wildcat, anacacho, roscoe, champion, inadale, Grandview, pyron, magic valley, panther creek, settler trails, and others. E.ON’s solar energy projects comprise maricopa west, TPS, valencia, fort Huachuca, and others. The company offers operation, maintenance and asset management services. E.ON is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, 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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