E.ON announced it has started construction on the Stella Wind farm, a 201-MW project, located in Kenedy County, Texas, in the ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council of Texas) south market.
The project, powered by 67, 3.0-MW turbines supplied by the Nordex Group, will produce enough electricity to power more than 60,000 homes and marks the fifth Texas coastal project for E.ON.
“Stella is our 23rd wind project in North America and represents a significant investment and growth milestone for the business that is now over 3,600 MW,” said Silvia Ortin, Chief Operating Officer North America.
The project is expected to be operational by the end of 2018.
“This project was a direct result of the federal policies to encourage growth in the renewable sector and confirms the continued attractiveness of the U.S. wind market. When completed Stella will add to our coastal wind portfolio with now more than 1 GW in operation.”
E.ON recently completed Bruenning’s Breeze, a 228-MW wind project also located in Texas.
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