194-MW Texas Wind Project Reaches Commercial Operation Ahead of Schedule

EDF Renewable Energy's Spinning Spur 3 wind project in Texas reaches commercial operations ahead of schedule

One of the nation’s largest renewable energy developers has announced the completion of a nearly 200-MW wind project in Texas.

EDF Renewable Energy’s Spinning Spur 3 reached commercial operation Sept. 28 – three months ahead of schedule.  Construction began in October 2014.

The 194-MW wind project was built about 50 miles west of Amarillo.  Featureing 97 Vestas V-100 2-MW wind turbines, the wind farm supplies energy to Georgetown Utility Systems and Garland Power & Light, both of which have long-term power purchase agreements.

Spinning Spur 3 feeds power into the Competitive Renewable Energy Zone (CREZ) transmission infrastructure, generating enough electricity for approximately 58,200 homes.

According the EPA’s methodology, the wind project will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about 560,000 metric tons per year – the equivalent of taking 110,000 passenger vehicles off the road.

EDF Renewable Energy has developed 6 GW of wind, solar, biomass and biogas projects in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

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