Texas, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] E.ON Climate & Renewables officially opened the first two phases of its wind farm in Roscoe, Texas this week. The wind farm can now generate 335.5 megawatts (MW) of electricity. Once all four phases are completed in mid-2009, Roscoe will be one of the world’s largest wind farms with 627 wind turbines and a total capacity of 781.5 MW enough to power more than 250,000 Texan homes.
“We have managed to grow our worldwide wind power capacity fourfold to 1,800 MW in the last fifteen months. Just under half of that capacity is in the United States. This growth, and the development of the Roscoe wind farm in particular, underscore our interest in long-term investments and high-quality renewable projects in the United States,” said Frank Mastiaux, CEO of E.ON Climate & Renewables. “This project is an example of our strategic drive to move the renewables business from boutique to an industrial scale.”
The Roscoe wind farm is one of six that E.ON Climate & Renewables operates in the U.S., five of which are in Texas. The company said that it has plans to expand its renewable capacity around the world at an increasing pace over the next few years.