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November 23, 2021

Sweetwater, US

By Carmen

Sweetwater is a 591.3MW 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 December 2003.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Onshore 591.3 321.3 Active Texas, the US Catamount Energy; DKRW Wind; Duke Energy Renewables; Infigen Energy

Description

The project was developed by Catamount Energy, DKRW Wind, Duke Energy Renewables and Infigen Energy. Duke Energy Renewables, John Hancock Life Insurance and Leeward Renewable Energy are currently owning the project.

The Sweetwater (Sweetwater IVA), has 69m high towers.

Development Status

The project is currently active. The project got commissioned in December 2003.

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Power Purchase Agreement

Austin Energy, CPS Energy and Luminant Energy are the power offtakers from the project.

Contractors Involved

M. A. Mortenson was selected to render EPC services for the Sweetwater (Sweetwater IVA) project. M. A. Mortenson was selected to render EPC services for the Sweetwater (Sweetwater IVB) project.

Sweetwater (Sweetwater I) is equipped with GE Renewable Energy 1.5s turbines. The phase consists of 25 turbines with 1.5MW nameplate capacity.

Sweetwater (Sweetwater II) is equipped with GE Renewable Energy turbines. The phase consists of 65 turbines, each with 1.5MW nameplate capacity.

Sweetwater (Sweetwater III) is equipped with GE Renewable Energy 1.5s turbines. The phase consists of 90 turbines with 1.5MW nameplate capacity.

Sweetwater (Sweetwater IVA) is equipped with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries MWT62/1.0 (MWT-1000A) turbines. The phase consists of 135 turbines with 1MW nameplate capacity.

Sweetwater (Sweetwater IVB) is equipped with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SWT-2.3-93 turbines. The phase consists of 46 turbines with 2.3MW nameplate capacity.

Sweetwater (Sweetwater V) is equipped with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SWT-2.3-93 turbines. The phase consists of 35 turbines with 2.3MW nameplate capacity.

Deutsche Windtechnik, Diamond WTG Engineering & Services and GE Renewable Energy were contracted to render operations & maintenance services for the project.

About Catamount Energy

Catamount Energy Corporation (Catamount) is the non-regulated, independent power subsidiary of Central Vermont Public Service. The company is engaged in developing and operating wind energy projects. It is actively involved in providing electricity in the US and Europe. It operates its plants through a diverse fuel mix, including wind, hydroelectric, wood waste, and natural gas. The company is headquartered at Rutland in Vermont, the US.

The various projects owned and operated by Catamount include Sweetwater Wind Project, and Ryegate Power Station among others. In addition, the company has several other projects under implementation across the US and the UK.

In March 2007, Catamount acquired 50% of Elemental Power Group Fuel Cell, LLC, a developer of power projects based on fuel cell technologies. This acquisition would enable it to provide utility-scale, multi-megawatt, ultra-clean power solutions to urban environments. In addition, the company is also planning the Blaengwen project (30 MW) in South Wales.

In June 2008, the company was acquired by Duke Energy.

About DKRW Wind

DKRW Wind, LLC (DKRW) a subsidiary of DKRW Energy, LLC is a wind energy development company that develops, builds, owns and operates wind energy and transmission assets. The company constructs and operates power and infrastructure projects. Its projects include Sweet water, Kibby Mountain, and Medicine Bow. DKRW also develops, constructs and operates large power and infrastructure projects in the US and around the world. The company has a portfolio of wind energy under development across the North America. Its projects are located in Webb County, Texas; Franklin County, Maine; and Nolan County, Texas. DKRW is headquartered in Houston, Texas, the US.

About Duke Energy Renewables

Duke Energy Renewables Inc (Duke Energy Renewables) is a subsidiary of Duke Energy Corporation. The company owns, operates and maintains renewable energy. It primarily acquires, develops, builds and operates wind and solar renewable generation throughout the US. Duke Energy Renewables also offers operations and maintenance services to third-party renewables operators. The company owns and operates 2,900 MW capacity of renewable energy including 2,300 MW wind power and 600 MW solar power. Its project portfolio includes Cimarron II Windpower, Frontier Windpower, Ironwood Windpower, Shirley Windpower, Los Vientos II Windpower, Sweetwater Windpower, Ajo Solar, Bagdad Solar, Black Mountain Solar, Blue Wing Solar, Dogwood Solar and Everetts Wildcat Solar. Duke Energy Renewables is headquartered in Charlotte, the US.

About Infigen Energy

Infigen Energy Ltd (IEL) is a major renewable energy company that develops, builds, owns and operates renewable energy generation assets in Australia. It generates electricity through both owned and contracted wind farms and a solar farm across New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia. IEL sells the produced electricity to a range of customers in wholesale markets. Its development pipeline comprises wind and solar projects. The company has operations in Australia, Bermuda, Germany, Luxembourg, Malta, and the US through its subsidiaries and offices. IEL is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.

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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