E.ON, GE wind farm reaches operation in Texas

 E.ON, GE wind farm reaches operation in Texas

E.ON and GE's (NYSE: GE) Energy Financial Services celebrated the opening of the Grandview Wind Farm in the Texas Panhandle, 30 miles east of Amarillo. E.ON and GE jointly own Grandview through a 50/50 investment partnership.

"Building Grandview created 300 temporary and 13 permanent jobs; more than $4 million of local spending on labor, subcontractors, infrastructure and materials; and 40 miles of roads upgrades, with $40 million in projected additional tax revenues generated during the life of the project,” said Patrick Woodson, North American chairman.

The wind farm features 118 GE 1.79-MW turbines that can create 211.2-MW of generating capacity.

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