Longhorn Wind Project in Texas enters operations

EDF Renewable Energy’s 200-MW Longhorn Wind Project in Texas reached commercial operations on May 1.

The project, in Floyd and Briscoe counties, is comprised of 100 Vestas V-100 wind turbine generators, with a capacity of 2-MW each. Renewable Energy Systems Americas (RES) developed and constructed the project, which utilizes the Competitive Renewable Energy Zone infrastructure to deliver cost-effective renewable generation sources to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) market. Longhorn’s output is sold to a third party under a long-term power purchase agreement.

According to the U.S. Energy Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the project will avoid nearly 375,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually.

EDF will provide operations and maintenance services from its NERC compliant Operations Control Center (OCC).

To date, EDF has more than 1.3GW under contract in Texas.  

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