Maverick Creek wind project in Texas. Image by RES (www.res-group.com)
April 20 (Renewables Now) - Renewable Energy Systems (RES) said on Tuesday that the 492-MW Maverick Creek wind project in Texas has commenced commercial operation.
The UK-based renewable energy company worked on the project with Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp (TSE:AQN). The two agreed to jointly develop the scheme in August 2019.
Maverick Creek is the largest developed and constructed wind project in RES' portfolio, the company said.
Located in Concho County, the 127-wind turbine facility started construction in September 2019. It created 400 construction jobs during peak construction, with the operation phase resulting in 25 full-time jobs. The wind farm will be capable of powering about 200,000 homes a year.
The project was originally developed by Roaring Fork Wind LLC, a joint venture between RES and Steelhead Americas, the North American development arm of Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS).