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May 15, 2019

Clearway Energy Group begins construction on wind farm in Texas

Clearway Energy Group has started construction on the Mesquite Star wind farm, located in Fischer and Nolan counties in Texas, US.

Clearway Energy Group has started construction on the Mesquite Star wind farm, located in Fischer and Nolan counties in Texas, US.

Mizuho-led bank group comprising KeyBank, MUFG and Santander have agreed to a loan grant to finance the construction of the wind farm.

Once completed, BHE Renewables will provide a tax equity commitment to invest in the project.

Clearway Energy Group CEO Craig Cornelius said: “A project of this size takes an amazing group of partners at the local level, offtakers committed to purchasing renewable energy, and the financial community.

“We are proud to play a central role in this achievement and thankful for the support of our execution partners, Blattner Energy and Siemens Gamesa, who helped ensure Mesquite Star will deliver affordable clean renewable energy.”

It is one of more than 60 utility-scale wind and solar projects being developed by Clearway in the US. Hill Country Wind Power was its original developer.

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Mesquite Star wind farm will be equipped with 118 wind turbines, which will be supplied by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE).

In addition to the latest developments, Clearway Energy has issued Notice to Proceed with its EPC partner, Blattner Energy.

The wind farm is expected to begin commercial operations in early 2020.

Clearway Energy Group owns more than 4.1GW of solar and wind energy assets in 25 states and a development pipeline across the country.

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