Offshore, Project Development, Wind Power

EC&R Completes 780-MW Roscoe Wind Farm

E.ON Climate and Renewables (EC&R) this week announced the completion of the world’s largest wind farm near Roscoe, Texas. The Roscoe wind complex has an installed capacity of 781.5 megawatts (MW).

The project area spans parts of four Texas counties and the Roscoe wind complex covers nearly 100,000 acres, several times the size of Manhattan. The wind farm, which was originally developed by Airtricity, has a total of 627 wind turbines manufactured by Mitsubishi, General Electric and Siemens.

“Texas continues to lead the nation in the development of renewable energy and has more wind generation capacity than any other state and all but four countries,” Texas Governor Rick Perry said. “We are pleased that E.ON Climate & Renewables North America has chosen to open this facility in Roscoe that will further expand our state’s diverse energy portfolio.”

EC&R also announced that it has recently started construction on its London Array offshore wind project, which when completed will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world. EC&R currently operates more than 2,600 MW worldwide, including 1,488 MW in the U.S.