EDF 200 MW Longhorn wind project becomes operational

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EDF 200 MW Longhorn wind project becomes operational

EDF Renewable Energy has announced that the 200 MW Longhorn wind project located in Texas (USA) has reached commercial operation.

The Project, spanning 33,000 acres in Floyd and Briscoe counties, is comprised of 100 Vestas V-100 wind turbine generators with a rated capacity of 2 MW each. Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES) developed and constructed the project, which utilizes the Competitive Renewable Energy Zone (CREZ) transmission infrastructure to deliver the low-cost renewable generation resources of West Texas and the Texas Panhandle to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) market.

Longhorn’s output is sold to a creditworthy counterparty under a long-term, fixed-price energy purchase agreement.

Ryan Pfaff, Executive Vice President of EDF Renewable Energy, stated:

“Longhorn represents EDF Renewable Energy’s fifth project to be placed in service in Texas in the past three years bringing our installed capacity in the state to 872 megawatts. We are particularly pleased to be up and running in Floyd and Briscoe Counties, and look forward to working closely with the local community throughout the life of the Longhorn Wind Project.”

Andrew Fowler, Chief Operating Officer for RES Americas commented:

“RES continues its commitment to growing the Texas economy by creating many jobs with the construction workforce peaking at 250, 14 permanent jobs for operations and maintenance, and spending nearly $3.5M in the local community during construction. Longhorn is our 18th completed project in the Lone Star State and marks our first construction project with EDF RE. We look forward to continuing to work with EDF RE to provide secure and sustainable energy solutions in the future.”

EDF Renewable Energy acquired the project in December 2013 from RES amercias.

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