Indianapolis-based Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives Inc. (IEA) has secured two new U.S. wind contracts valued at approximately $150 million.
One award is for the construction of the Las Majadas Wind Farm in Willacy County, located in southern Texas. The approximately 272 MW project is expected to provide enough energy to power up to 77,000 average Texas homes. The power generated by the project’s planned 125 Vestas turbines will be delivered into the Texas electrical grid. Construction is scheduled to begin in July, with full operation by October 2020.
The second award is for the construction of the Coyote Wind Farm in Scurry County, Texas, which is about 260 miles west of Dallas. This is an approximately 242 MW project, whose 59 Siemens Gamesa turbines are expected to power up to 65,500 homes. The power generated by Coyote Wind will also be delivered into the Texas electrical grid. Construction is slated to begin in July and finish in September 2020.
EDF Renewables North America is the lead developer on both projects.
To date, IEA has assembled more than 7,200 wind turbines across 35 states. The scope of IEA’s work on both Las Majadas and Coyote Wind will cover wind turbine installation, public road maintenance and repairs, turbine access roads, and MV collection system installation.
“Both of these projects exemplify the robust demand for clean energy, including wind projects, that we are seeing in 2019,” states JP Roehm, IEA’s CEO. “The shift to renewable energy across North America is an enduring movement that will drive large and important construction projects for many years to come.”