BP Wind Energy has started construction on the Trinity Hills wind farm, located in Archer and Young counties, Texas. The project is expected to have a generating capacity of 225 MW and is scheduled to be in commercial operation in the first quarter of 2012.
Located on a 33,000-acre site, the project is completely owned and will be operated by BP Wind Energy. The wind farm will utilize 90 Clipper Windpower C-96 wind turbines, each with a rated capacity of 2.5 MW. The balance-of-plant contract has been awarded to Blattner Energy and is expected to employ 250 to 300 people on-site during the peak of construction.
Energy produced by the wind farm will be delivered into Oncor's new Garvey Road substation via a four-mile electrical T-line from the project's substation. When complete, the power output from the wind farm will be delivered into the Electricity Reliability Council of Texas transmission system and sold on the wholesale power market.