RWE has started commercial operation of the Cranell wind farm, a 220-megawatt (MW) project, located in Refugio County, Texas.
The project is powered by 100 Vestas 2.2 MW turbines and will have the capacity to generate enough electricity to power more than 66,000 homes.
With the addition of Cranell, RWE operates 25 onshore wind farms in the U.S. with a total installed capacity of more than 4,200 MW (RWE’s pro rata share is about 3,600 MW).
The project represents an investment of $250 million in the South Texas region.
Cranell is the second of RWE’s U.S. onshore wind projects to come online this year.
“RWE is thrilled to be announcing our seventh Texas coastal wind project reach commercial operation. We are particularly proud this project was completed without a reportable safety incident and many of the permanent positions at the facility were hired from the local region. With almost one gigawatt under construction, we have firmly established our position as an industry leader in the U.S.”Silvia Ortín, CEO North America.