July 13 (Renewables Now) - US-based firm Apex Clean Energy intends to build two wind parks totalling 800 MW in Texas, pouring USD 1.2 billion (EUR 1.03bn) in the project, the Houston Chronicle reports, citing a company representative.
A total of over 500 turbines will be installed at the two wind farms, each with a capacity of 400 MW. Construction of the plants is scheduled to begin in 2021, while completion is expected at the end of the same year, said Apex’s spokesperson Cat Strumlauf, as cited by the newspaper.
Both wind parks will be located in Moore County, in the Texas Panhandle region, which is outside the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and is part of the Southwest Power Pool, a subset of the larger Eastern Interconnection grid.
According to its website, Apex has several operational and under-construction wind farms in Texas. Among its commissioned plants are the 249-MW Chapman Ranch and 178-MW Patriot facilities.
(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.860)