Chicago, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] E.ON Climate & Renewables (EC&R) North America announced that they have crossed the 1,000 megawatt (MW) threshold for owning and operating wind farms in the United States.
“Despite these economic times, EC&R remains on schedule to deliver some of the industry’s most efficient wind energy projects,” said Declan Flanagan, chief executive officer, EC&R North America. “Surpassing the 1,000 MW threshold is proof that EC&R has the expertise and financial strength to meet the nation’s growing demand for renewable energy.”
Recently, EC&R began construction on two new wind farms: Papalote Creek, located near Corpus Christi, Texas, and Stonycreek wind farm, located in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. Additionally, its geographic operations continue to expand west with the recent opening of a field development office in Denver.
By mid-2009, EC&R is scheduled to complete the world’s largest wind farm in Roscoe, Texas. When the final phase is finished, the Roscoe wind farm will have 627 wind turbines and a total capacity of 781.5 MW. EC&R currently has an installed capacity of 1,134 MW in the U.S. including:
- Roscoe Phases 1, 2 and 3 632.3 MW Roscoe, Texas
- Panther Creek Phases 1 and 2 253 MW Big Spring, Texas
- Forest Creek 124.2 MW Big Spring, Texas
- Sand Bluff 90 MW Big Spring, Texas
- Munnsville 34.5 MW Munnsville, N.Y.