RWE Clean Energy, a renewable energy company, has begun construction on its 200 MW Montgomery Ranch Wind Farm in Foard County, Texas.
“Wind projects such as Montgomery Ranch contribute to a cleaner, stronger economy and help create a more resilient energy infrastructure in Texas,” says Mark Noyes, CEO of RWE Clean Energy, a subsidiary of RWE AG. “Last summer, ERCOT set 11 new demand records, and we are on track to meet, if not exceed, that record this summer.”
The project is expected to employ up to 300 people during construction and when completed, by the end of 2024, Montgomery Ranch will contain 45 Vestas 4.5 MW turbines. Montgomery Ranch will have enough capacity to generate power for more than 60,000 homes.
The project raises RWE’s installed wind capacity in the Lone Star State to 4.3 GW, enough to power more than 1.2 million homes. RWE’s projects in Texas also include the 240 MW Blackjack Creek and the 200 MW El Algodon Alto wind farms.
Renewable energy has at times been responsible for as much as one-third of the total generation in the state, as Texas has broken 10 all-time peak power demand records this summer, according to ERCOT.