New 125-Megawatt Wind Farm Completed in Texas
TXU Wholesale and Airtricity announced March 30 that Airtricity has completed construction of a 125-megawatt (MW) wind farm, located about 300 miles southwest of Dallas.
The Forest Creek wind farm, which is owned and operated by Airtricity, generates electricity from 54 2.3-MW Siemens wind turbines. The facility is expected to provide power for more than 24,000 homes — enough to meet the annual energy needs of about 56,000 Texans.
The project will help Texas meet its renewable energy requirement to produce 5 percent of its power from renewable sources by 2015.
TXU Wholesale is a subsidiary of TXU Corp. in Dallas, which is the largest electricity producer in Texas. Airtricity is based in Dublin, Ireland, and develops and operates wind farms in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales and the United States. Forest Creek is Airtricity's first wind farm in the state of Texas. The company is both a generator and supplier of renewable energy and supplies electricity to approximately 35,000 commercial customers in Ireland.
For more information, see the March 30 TXU Corp. press release.
Source: March 30 article in PR Newswire
To read more information about renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in Texas, see:
- Texas news published on the EERE Web site.
- Brief project descriptions from the Texas Energy Office published in the EERE State Energy Program newsletter, Conservation Update.
- Texas publications listed in the EERE State Publications Database.