The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) has agreed to purchase wind energy, capacity and renewable energy credits associated with the 96.6 MW Buckthorn Wind Project, located in Erath County, Texas.
The project, developed by Infinity Wind Power, will add to LCRA's diverse energy portfolio made up of wind, coal, natural gas and water to provide its wholesale electric customers with reliable, cost-effective electric power. LCRA already purchases wind capacity from providers in West Texas and near the Texas Gulf Coast.
LCRA says it selected the wind farm after evaluating 27 proposals from across the state. The Buckthorn Wind Project is expected to begin generating power in fall 2016.