Renewable Energy Systems (RES) and Goldwind Americas say that the 160 MW Rattlesnake Wind Project has received its notice to proceed on construction. The project was acquired by Goldwind from RES in May 2016.
Rattlesnake Wind, located in McCulloch County, Texas, will be RES’ 18th wind project in the state of Texas and the first in partnership with Goldwind. The development will consist of 64 Goldwind 2.5 MW permanent-magnet, direct-drive turbines. Once completed, Rattlesnake will be Goldwind’s largest U.S. wind project to date.
Rattlesnake Wind was developed by RES and will be constructed under a balance-of-plant agreement by the company.
The wind project was developed in coordination with local stakeholders and 32 participating landowners. The project has tax incentive agreements in place with McCulloch County, the McCulloch County Hospital District, the Brady Independent School District (ISD) and the Lohn ISD.