E.on switches on 534 MW of wind in US, breaks ground on further 201 MW

Wind turbines in Texas. Author: Will De Freitas. License: Creative Commons, Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic.

January 11 (Renewables Now) - E.on SE (ETR:EOAN) has started building 201 MW and has brought online 534 MW of wind capacity in the US, the German energy company said today.

The firm has initiated construction on the 201-MW Stella wind farm, located in Kenedy County, Texas. A total of 67 turbines of 3 MW each, provided by compatriot manufacturer Nordex (ETR:NDX1), will be installed at this wind farm, which is the 23rd that E.on is building in North America. 

E.on at the same time announced it has commenced commercial operation at two wind farms in the US. These are 228-MW Bruenning's Breeze facility in Texas and the 306-MW Radford's Run wind farm in Illinois.

Bruenning's Breeze, which also uses Nordex turbines, moved into construction about a year ago. The construction start for Radford's Run, featuring Vestas wind turbines, was announced in October 2016.

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