Ørsted has completed its Sage Draw Wind project, a 338-MW wind farm that straddles Garza and Lynn Counties in Texas. The final phase 120-MW wind turbine project will have the capacity to meet the annual electricity needs of 120,000 American homes.
“I am very proud of the Ørsted team and all our partners on this project who’ve done an excellent job with another safe, on-time, on-budget project delivery,” said Declan Flanagan, executive VP of Ørsted and CEO of its onshore business.
Sage Draw Wind brings Ørsted’s onshore operational installed capacity to 1.3-GW. The company currently has an additional 0.8 GW of onshore wind, solar and storage projects under construction and expected to enter operations in late 2020 and early 2021.
“The safe completion of Sage Draw amidst the escalating COVID-19 crisis is a testament to the resilience and adaptiveness of the Ørsted team and key project partners at Blattner Energy and GE Renewable Energy, and finance partners GE Energy Financial Services and BHE Renewables. This underscores the significant role renewable energy can play in continuing to build our economy as we manage through and beyond the current crisis.”
Sage Draw marks a key step in Ørsted’s path to reach 5GW installed onshore capacity by 2025.
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