E.ON Kicks Off Construction Of Kenedy County Wind Farm

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E.ON has started construction on the Stella Windfarm, a 201 MW project located in Kenedy County, Texas, in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) south market.

The project, powered by 67 Nordex 3.0 MW turbines, will produce enough electricity to power more than 60,000 homes. It marks the fifth Texas coastal project for E.ON.

“Stella is our 23rd wind project in North America and represents a significant investment and growth milestone for the business that is now over 3,600 MW,” says Silvia Ortin, E.ON’s chief operating officer for North America. “This project was a direct result of the federal policies to encourage growth in the renewable sector and confirms the continued attractiveness of the U.S. wind market. When completed, Stella will add to our coastal wind portfolio with now more than 1 GW in operation.”

The project is expected to be operational by the end of 2018. E.ON also completed two other wind farms at the end of 2017: Bruenning’s Breeze, a 228 MW project in nearby Willacy County, Texas, and Radford’s Run, a 305.8 MW project in Macon County, Ill.

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Excellent! Texas can definitely use more Coastal wind power – the output profile for Coastal wind complements West Texas wind very nicely, and most existing wind power in Texas is West Texas wind.