Invenergy has inaugurated the 37.5 MW Gorzyca Wind Farm in Poland, and the 330 MW Ector County Energy Center, a natural gas-fired power generation plant in Texas’s Permian Basin, USA.
Gorzyca was constructed with joint venture partner Enerco. It is located approximately 16 kilometers from the Baltic Sea near the towns of Darlowo and Malechowo, which is approximately 482 kilometers northwest of Warsaw and features15 GE 2.5 XLE wind turbines.
Invenergy and Enerco co-own 11 wind farms in Poland with a total operating capacity of 321 MW. The 11th project, the Ustka Wind Farm, is currently under construction and expected to be operational in later this month.
Ector County Energy Center, which began construction in November 2014 and started service this September, features two GE 7FA simple-cycle combustion turbines that are designed to provide peaking energy and respond quickly at times when additional power supply is required to meet demand. It is located in unincorporated Ector County near the Ector-Andrews County line, approximately 20 miles northwest of Odessa and seven miles northeast of Goldsmith, and connects to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (“ERCOT”) 138kV Holt Switching Station of the Oncor Electric transmission system.
With the addition of the Ector County Energy Center, Invenergy now has an operating natural gas project portfolio of more than 3,100MW, with facilities in Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, Texas, Washington State, and Ontario, Canada.