Hereford Wind Project in Texas begins commercial operations

EDF Renewable Energy, which purchased shares of the project in 2013 (see related story),announced that the wind farm commenced operations in December 22, 2014.

The 200-megawatt Hereford Wind Project in Texas has achieved commercial operation.

EDF Renewable Energy, which purchased shares of the project in 2013 (see related story),announced that the wind farm commenced operations in December 22, 2014.

The Hereford Wind Project encompasses approximately 15,000 acers in Deaf Smith County, southeast of the town of Hereford. The project commenced construction in November of 2013.

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The project uses 54 GE 1.85-megawatt and 50 Vestas V100 2.0-megawatt wind turbines to generate enough clean, renewable energy to power approximately 55,000 homes and avoid approximately 375,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year.

The power generated is sold into the Electric Reliability Council of Texas power market and is covered by a long-term, fixed-price hedge agreement for a portion of the expected energy production.

EDF Renewable Services will be providing long-term operations and maintenance for the facility, balance of plant, project oversight, and 24/7 remote monitoring from its NERC compliant Operations Control Center.

With the Hereford project now in operation, EDF Renewable Energy Now has 672 MW of installed capacity in Texas, with another 394 MW in construction. – EcoSeed Staff

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