EDF Renewable Energy says the 200 MW Hereford Wind Project reached its commercial operation date on Dec. 22, 2014. In addition, tax equity financing closed with BNY Mellon and MUFG Union Bank NA. Financial details were not disclosed.
According to EDF, the wind farm is powered by 54 GE 1.85 MW and 50 Vestas V100 2.0 MW wind turbines. The project feeds into the Competitive Renewable Energy Zone transmission infrastructure that enables the high-electricity demand areas in the state to access the strong low-cost renewable generation resources of West Texas and the Texas Panhandle.
The power is sold into the Electric Reliability Council of Texas power market and covered by a long-term, fixed-price hedge agreement for a portion of the expected energy production.
EDF Renewable Services will provide long-term operations and maintenance for the facility, balance of plant, project oversight and 24/7 remote monitoring from its operational control center.