Clearway starts building 419-MW wind farm in Texas

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May 14 (Renewables Now) - Clearway Energy Group on Monday announced the launch of construction of a 419-MW wind farm in Texas after securing all financing needed for the project.

The San Francisco-based company is getting a loan from a group of lenders led by Japan’s Mizuho and also including KeyBank, MUFG and Santander. Additionally, Berkshire Hathaway Energy has announced a tax equity commitment to invest in the project upon completion.

The Mesquite Star wind farm will be installed in Texas’ Fischer and Nolan counties. Its 118 Siemens Gamesa turbines are expected to be commissioned at the start of 2020. After reaching financial close on the project, Clearway has issued a notice to proceed to the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor Blattner Energy Inc.

According to the press release, among Mesquite Star's customers and revenue contract partners are Ecolab Inc, Brown University and Cisco Systems Inc. The project was developed through a partnership between Clearway and Hill Country Wind Power LP.

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