Construction continues at Iberdrola Renewables' 202 MW Baffin Wind Farm in Kenedy County, Texas, following road construction that began in November.
The company says major activities included mobilizing the construction trailers and equipment, ordering foundation steel and road materials, and initiating grading. Work will continue through December with road and foundation construction on-site and with equipment manufacturing and electrical engineering off-site.
Baffin is the company's third wind power project in the complex, south of Baffin Bay, following the Penascal I and Penascal II projects. At 606 MW, the combined complex will become Iberdrola's largest renewable energy facility in the world.
The Baffin Wind Farm will add 101 Gamesa wind turbines, and Iberdrola expects the $300 million project investment to create up to 240 jobs during construction and eight permanent positions when the expansion is complete. The project is scheduled to reach commercial operation by the end of 2014.
In addition to Baffin, Iberdrola Renewables says it has more than 500 MW in late stage development that is on track to begin construction this year or otherwise qualify for the production tax credit.