Rutland, Vermont [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Catamount Energy Corp. announced that its fourth U.S. wind project attained full commercial operation on May 24. Sweetwater 4, located in Nolan County, Texas, is a 240-megawatt (MW) project using a combination of Siemens and Mitsubishi Wind turbines.
Sweetwater 4 is the fourth phase of the Sweetwater wind project, which totals 504 MW in operation today. The Sweetwater 4 wind project uses 135 Mitsubishi 1.0-MW turbines and 46 Siemens 2.3-MW turbines. Its output is being sold to San Antonio’s CPS Energy, a municipally owned energy company, under a long-term purchase agreement.
Prior to commercial operation, Catamount Energy and its partner Babcock and Brown co-developed and constructed Sweetwater 4. Under the long-term ownership structure for Sweetwater 4, Catamount and Babcock will remain equity investors and co-managing members of the project. Catamount and Babcock also co-developed and constructed the prior three phases and are currently co-funding the development and construction of the 80 MW Sweetwater 5 project.
“Catamount has continued to expand its alternative energy generation business with the recently announced investment in Elemental Power Generation (a fuel cell project developer), our first consent for a wind project in the United Kingdom, and the new investments at Sweetwater,” noted Catamount CEO James Moore.
Catamount is a developer, owner, and manager of alternative energy projects and has been in the business of providing clean, cost-competitive electricity in the U.S. and Europe for 14 years.