E.ON has announced its largest single-phase wind project to date, the 440 MW Big Raymond wind farm in Texas.
The development is located in Willacy, Cameron and Hidalgo counties, representing an investment of more than $500 million in the south Texas region.
E.ON has secured a 12-year power purchase agreement with Austin Energy for 200 MW.
“We’re thrilled to partner with another renewable energy leader in Texas in Austin Energy, especially with one of our main U.S. offices based in the city,” comments Silvis Ortin, E.ON’s chief operating officer in North America. “E.ON and Austin Energy both have a long track record of investing in renewables in Texas, and we look forward to that continued growth in the state.”
“E.ON has proven to be a good business partner for our community,” says Willacy County Judge Aurelio Guerra. “We are looking forward to continue to work with them and press the objective of converting to wind for alternative energy in general.”
E.ON recently announced two other South Texas wind farms, Peyton Creek and Cranell, which are under construction with a combined total of more than 370 MW. Both are expected to come online by the end of 2019.