BP raises wind capacity builds wind farm

BP has reported an increase in wind capacity by 8.9 percent in the first quarter and has started building a wind farm in Texas.

The company reported a net generation capacity of 774 MW compared with 711 MW for the same period a year earlier. Including wind projects where BP has partial ownership, those figures are 1,362 MW for the first quarter compared with 1,237 MW a year ago.

BP reported that construction has commenced on the 150 MW Sherbino 2 wind farm in Pecos County, Texas. BP also spent $390 million on turbines for future projects in the fourth quarter of last year, according to a statement detailing the company’s earnings.

BP currently operates 10 wind farms in seven U.S. states, according to the company website. It has a further 1,000 MW in an advanced stage of development.

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