EDF Renewable Energy turns 200MW wind project operational in Texas, US

3 June 2015 (Last Updated June 3rd, 2015 18:30)

EDF Renewable Energy, subsidiary of French green energy developer EDF Energies Nouvelles’, has commissioned the 200MW Longhorn wind power project in northern parts of Texas, US.

EDF Renewable Energy, subsidiary of French green energy developer EDF Energies Nouvelles’, has commissioned the 200MW Longhorn wind power project in northern parts of Texas, US.

The wind farm is located 60 miles north-east of Lubbock. It is spread across an area of 14,000 acres in Floyd and Briscoe Counties.

The facility is equipped with 100 wind turbines, which have been manufactured by Danish company Vestas. It is expected to meet the energy requirements of around 55,000 Texas homes.

Renewable power will be delivered by the wind farm to areas that increased demands for electricity. It will do this via the competitive renewable energy zone (CREZ) transmission lines.

"The wind farm is expected to meet the energy requirements of around 55,000 Texas homes."

Power generated at the facility will be supplied to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) local power market, under a long-term, fixed-price energy purchase agreement.

Renewable Energy Systems Americas (RES Americas), the developer for the project under a balance-of-plant construction contract, had sold it to EDF in 2013.

Another EDF Energies Nouvelles’ subsidiary, EDF Renewable Services, is responsible for operations and maintenance of the facility.

The project is the fifth wind project commissioned by EDF in the Texas. The other four are the 161MW Spinning Spur 1, 161MW Spinning Spur 2, 150MW Bobcat Bluff and 200MW Hereford facilities.

EDF Energies aims to have 1GW of installed capacity in the US state by the end of the year.