US energy firm Engie North America has commenced commercial operations of its Seymour Hills windfarm project in Baylor County, Texas.
Built with an investment of more than $50m, Seymour Hills wind farm features 12 General Electric 2.52MW turbines with 127m rotors. The project was constructed by Blattner Energy and employed approximately 150 people during the peak construction period.
The company expects the windfarm to continue generating significant economic development in the local area throughout its lifespan.
Seymour Hills was acquired by an Engie North America subsidiary from Infinity Power Holdings, a joint venture between Infinity Renewables and MAP Energy, in 2018.
The windfarm will support Engie’s goal to have nearly 2.5GW of wind and solar capacities in the US and Canada over the next three years.
Seymour Hills wind farm has a total capacity of nearly 30MW. It has power purchase agreements (PPAs) in place to provide renewable energy to corporate customers and Ingersoll Rand.
In May 2019, Engie North America announced that the energy generated by its Seymour Hills windfarm in north-western Texas, US, will be used to power cloud delivery platform Akamai Technologies’ data centre in Texas.
The data centre will receive up to 192MWh of power a day or 8MW of the wind farm’s capacity. This will contribute to Akamai’s goal of sourcing renewable energy for 50% of its global network operations by 2020.