E.ON has begun construction of the Cranell Wind Farm, a 220 MW project located in coastal Texas.
Located in Refugio County in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) south market, the project is expected to be commissioned before the end of the year. It will be powered by 100 Vestas V120 turbines that will generate enough electricity to power more than 66,000 homes, says E.ON.
“We’re excited to announce another one of the projects in our Texas coastal pipeline is under construction and will be brought online this year,” states Silvia Ortin, E.ON’s chief operating officer for North America. “We look forward to the creation of local, high-paying jobs during our operation phase and the chance to employ 200 to 300 people during the construction phase of the project.”
“Refugio County welcomes E.ON and congratulates them on the commencement of construction and pending operation of the Cranell Wind Farm,” says Refugio County Judge Robert Blaschke. “We look forward to a long-term relationship establishing sustainable jobs and strong-minded community partnerships.”
With the addition of Cranell, E.ON will have a total generation capacity of more than 3 GW of wind power online in the state of Texas. The company also recently announced the start of construction on another South Texas onshore wind farm, Peyton Creek, which is also expected to come online by the end of the year.