Alterra Power and Starwood Energy Group Global have officially begun commercial operations and funding of tax equity for the 204-MW Shannon Wind Project.
This project is located in Clay County, Texas and was constructed under an EPC contract with Mortenson Construction‘s Wind Energy Group. General Electric Company will provide O&M services for the turbines under a long-term contract, and also supplied 119 wind turbines for the wind farm. The turbines have a 1.71-MW output and a 103-m rotor diameter.
The majority of the project’s output will be sold under a 13-year contract with Citi. Alterra and Starwood Energy own the sponsor interests in the project under a 50/50 affiliate partnership.
Concurrent with commercial operations, subsidiaries of Citi and BHE Renewables have completed a tax-equity investment of U.S.$219 million into the project of which proceeds were used primarily to retire the project’s construction loan facility.
“We’re excited that the Shannon project is now operating at full capacity, delivering clean power in Texas,” said Jon Schintler, VP of Project Finance at Alterra. “I’d also like to thank Mortenson, GE and all of our teams for helping deliver this project on time and on budget, and welcome our new partners in the project, Citi and BHE Renewables.”
“The completion of Shannon represents an important milestone for Starwood’s growing wind franchise. We are grateful to have an excellent partner in Alterra and look forward to continued success for this project,” added Alex Daberko, Vice President of Starwood Energy.
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