Major Texas Wind Developer Makes First Move Outside The Lone Star State

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian
on August 11, 2017 No Comments
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Tri Global Energy (TGE) is developing a whole lot of wind in Texas. In fact, citing the American Wind Energy Association’s recently released U.S. Wind Industry Second Quarter 2017 Market Report, TGE says its wind farms represent more than half of all facilities under development in the state.

The company says Texas, which “easily leads all other states” in under-construction wind farms, is currently working on almost 5.34 GW of wind power.

However, this week, the Dallas-based company announced its expansion into new territory: Nebraska. Moreover, the newly planned project will represent TGE’s first wind project developed outside of the Lone Star State.

The Sugar Loaf Wind Energy Project is a 100 MW facility whose development will begin sometime this year, TGE estimates. With Sugar Loaf, the company, which was founded in 2009, is growing its wind portfolio to more than 2.9 GW.

“We are proud to add our Nebraska project as we continue to help meet the growing energy needs of Americans with wind energy,” says John Billingsley, chairman and CEO of TGE, in a press release.

When asked why Nebraska was selected for its latest wind venture, TGE told NAW in a statement that it has “received interest from communities across the U.S.” and that Sugar Loaf “represents an opportunity to work cooperatively with the community and local partners.”

“The community and partners share TGE’s core values and desire for economic development in rural communities,” the company explains.

As for any future plans to keep on expanding to other states, TGE “intends to stay true to its Texas roots.” Still, the company says, “We’ll look to replicate our success in other regions of the country.”

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