NRG Energy Inc., based in Princeton, N.J., has begun commercial operations at the Langford Wind Power Project, a 150 MW wind farm 25 miles south of San Angelo, Texas.
The project's 100 General Electric 1.5 MW turbine generators are expected to generate more than 525,000 MWh of wind energy per year, which will be sold into the ERCOT system. Approximately 200 jobs were created during the nine-month construction period and 10 full-time professionals will be employed at the now-operational facility. Padoma Wind Power, an NRG subsidiary, developed the project, which is capable of powering more than 100,000 Texas homes.
SOURCE: NRG Energy Inc.