E.ON commissions two US renewable projects totalling 229MW

18 December 2014 (Last Updated December 18th, 2014 18:30)

E.ON has successfully commissioned two renewable projects in the US, one being the onshore wind farm Grandview I in the Texas Panhandle, and the second being the Fort Huachuca Solar Plant in Arizona.

E.ON has successfully commissioned two renewable projects in the US, one being the onshore wind farm Grandview I in the Texas Panhandle, and the second being the Fort Huachuca Solar Plant in Arizona.

Located 26 miles east of Amarillo, the Grandview I is a 211MW wind power project, which has been equipped with 118 wind turbines.

E.ON has developed the project in association with GE Energy Financial Services.

Once operational, the wind project will be able to power around 64,000 households, and help in reducing 482,000mt of greenhouse gas emissions in a year.

"The commissioning of a solar project and a wind farm demonstrates E.ON’s capability to work successfully with a range of technologies."

The second project is a solar facility located in southern parts of Arizona at the US Army Fort Huachuca.

Built in partnership with Tucson Electric Power (TEP) and the US Army Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF), the facility has a power generation capacity of 18MW.

E.ON has offered construction management and supply chain services for the project, which is claimed to be the largest solar project built on a US Department of Defense military installation.

The generated power from the project will be supplied to the army fort under a long-term supply contract. TEP will be the owner of the facility and will be responsible for its operations.

E.ON renewables unit CEO Eckhardt Rümmler said: "The commissioning of a solar project and a wind farm demonstrates our capability to work successfully with a range of technologies.

"It is a major advantage that E.ON is able to handle different regimes and partners globally."