March 22 (Renewables Now) - German utility E.on SE (ETR:EOAN) on Thursday said it has initiated the construction of a 151-MW wind project in Texas’ Matagorda County.
The scheme, called Peyton Creek Windfarm, will be located within the Electric Reliability Council of Texas’ (ERCOT’s) market area and will consist of 48 turbines made by Germany's Nordex (ETR:NDX1). The machines, each with a capacity of 3.15 MW, are expected to generate as much electricity as is needed to supply over 45,000 homes, once completed.
The commissioning of the wind park is planned to take place by end-2019.
The project will bring E’on’s operational renewables capacity in the US to more than 4,000 MW. The company currently has over 3,873 MW of solar, wind and energy storage assets in the US, among which is the 201-MW Stella wind farm in Texas that went live at end-2018.