E.ON & GE open Wind Farm in Texas

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E.ON & GE open Wind Farm in Texas

E.ON and GE Energy Financial Services has opened the 211 MW Grandview wind farm, which is located 30 miles east of Amarillo in the Texas Panhandle, USA.

E.ON and GE Energy Financial Services jointly own Grandview through a 50/50 investment partnership.

Grandview began commercial operation last December. The wind farm has 118 GE 1.79 megawatt turbines that can create 211.2 MW, enough electricity to power approximately 64,000 homes.

E.ON's North American chairman Patrick Woodson stated:

"The community has been wonderful and more than patient in developing this project. Grandview was one of the first projects that helped pave the way for the development of the Competitive Renewable Energy Zones (CREZ) and was more than a decade in the making. The area boasts some of the best winds in the world and will now be one of the landmark projects anywhere. These types of super-windy sites are the ideal developers have been seeking and the outstanding nature of the winds here will test our technology and operating approaches."

David Nason, president and chief executive officer of GE Energy Financial Services, noted that the Grandview wind project represents the company's first co-investment on a new project with E.ON. Mr Nason commented:

E.ON is a leader in the US renewable energy industry and in global energy infrastructure, and we look forward to future opportunities to co-invest together.”

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