White Deer (Llano Estacado Wind Ranch) is an 80MW onshore wind power project. It is located in Texas, the US. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in December 2001. Buy the profile here.

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The project was developed by Cielo Wind Power and Padoma Wind Power. The project is currently owned by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America.

The project supplies enough clean energy to power 30,000 households.

Development status

The project is currently active. The project got commissioned in December 2001.

Power purchase agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Southwestern Public Service under a power purchase agreement for a period of 15 years. The contracted capacity is 80MW.

Contractors involved

M. A. Mortenson was selected to render engineering procurement construction services for the wind power project.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries was selected as the turbine supplier for the wind power project. The company provided 80 units of MWT 1000 turbines, each with 1MW nameplate capacity.

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About Cielo Wind Power

Cielo Wind Power LP (Cielo Wind) is a wind power project development company. It designs, develops, owns, and operates utility-grade wind power projects. The company provides a wide range of services that include engineering, construction, operations and maintenance, land procurement, meteorology, and field services. Cielo Wind in partnership with landowners, turbine manufacturers, communities, utility companies and investors, develops wind-power projects. The company is a member of various renewable associations such as the American Wind Energy Association, the Electricity Reliability Council of Texas and the Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers Association among others. Cielo Wind is headquartered in Austin, Texas, US.

About Padoma Wind Power

Padoma Wind Power, LLC (Padoma) is a wind energy development company. It is the wholly owned subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc., a wholesale power generation company. The company specializes in development, financing, construction and operation of wind farms. It currently has several wind projects under active development, in addition to a pipeline of wind projects under development as joint ventures with third parties. It undertakes wind energy projects in several states including California and Texas, which are expected to produce about 1,000 MW of wind-based energy by the year 2015. Geographically, the company renders services to its customer base in US and Europe. Currently, the company operates more than 40 wind farms in the US and Europe having installed capacity of 1,300 MW. The company is headquartered at La Jolla in California, the US. In January 2010, the company was acquired by Enel North America, Inc. from NRG Energy, Inc. Prior to the company's acquisition by NRG Energy, Inc. in 2006, Padoma had developed, constructed and financed more than six wind projects accounting for more than 500 MW of installed capacity.

This content was updated on 22 April 2024

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