Houston, Texas [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Horizon Wind Energy LLC announced that it will start producing electricity this week at its Rattlesnake Road wind farm in the State of Oregon. Located in Gilliam County, Oregon the Rattlesnake Road project has an installed capacity of 103 megawatts (MW) and will be fully operational by the end of 2008.
“This is Horizon Wind Energy’s second wind farm in Oregon; we will now have more than 200 MW in the region and are continuing to research new opportunities,” said Antonio Martins da Costa, CEO of Horizon Wind Energy. “The west coast is a highly attractive region for the wind industry because of its abundant resources and vastly populated areas, which drives a high demand for clean energy.”
In a related story, on September 26th, the company commissioned the first turbines at its Pioneer Prairie Wind Farm in Iowa. Horizon Wind Energy now has 13 wind farms in operation throughout seven states in the U.S and more 11,000 MW under development.