Invenergy has commenced commercial operation of its 288.6 MW Miami Wind Energy Center, which is located in Roberts, Hemphill, Gray and Wheeler counties in northern Texas. Miami utilizes 156 GE 1.85 MW wind turbines and provides power into Texas' new Competitive Renewable Energy Zone transmission infrastructure.
‘We're delighted to achieve this milestone for our newest project in Texas, a state which leads the nation in installed wind power,’ says Jim Shield, chief development officer at Invenergy. "Miami is our first wind farm in the Texas Panhandle, and we greatly appreciate the continued support of our host community. Through job creation, tax payments, and landowner royalties, we're proud to invest in the area's long-term economic well-being."
According to Invenergy, 300 workers constructed Miami. RMT Inc., a subsidiary of Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives LLC, completed balance-of-plant construction, and System 3 Inc. built the project's substation and transmission line. A full-time staff of 16 operates and maintains the wind farm.