First Wind Subsidiary Snatches Up Texas Project


A subsidiary of Boston-based developer First Wind has acquired the development rights to Texas-based South Plains Wind Energy LLC from Westerly Wind. A purchase price was not disclosed.

The South Plains Wind Project is a late-stage development project located on approximately 51,000 acres in Floyd County, Texas. The project has up to 400 MW of potential capacity and will deliver power to the Electric Reliability Council thanks to the transmission build-out of the Competitive Renewable Energy Zones transmission system, notes Westerly Wind, which developed the project along with partner Floyd County Wind Farm LLC.

According to First Wind, the project is the developer's second in Texas. It is currently developing the 150 MW Route 66 Wind project, located in Armstrong and Carson counties, Texas. The developer expects the wind farm to be completed and online next year.

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