ENGIE North America Inc. has announced the commercial operation of its Seymour Hills Wind Farm, located in Baylor County, Texas.
With a total capacity of approximately 30 MW, the north Texas project is providing renewable energy to corporate customers Ingersoll Rand and Akamai Technologies Inc., each under a separate power purchase agreement.
Constructed by Blattner Energy Inc., Seymour Hills features 12 GE 2.52 MW turbines with 127-meter rotors. The project employed nearly 150 people during the height of construction.
The total capital investment for the wind farm was more than $50 million. The project has already generated significant economic development in the local area and will continue to do so over its lifetime, with millions of dollars in annual payments to landowners and local taxing authorities.
Seymour Hills is part of a portfolio acquired in early 2018 by a subsidiary of ENGIE North America from Infinity Power Holdings, a joint venture between Infinity Renewables and MAP Energy.
The Seymour Hills project contributes to ENGIE’s goal to build at least 2.5 GW of wind and solar capacity in the next three years in the U.S. and Canada. As with the Seymour Hills project, these capacities will be dedicated to specific customers.