Ørsted completes 367-MW Texas wind farm

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August 4 (Renewables Now) - Danish energy major Ørsted A/S (CPH:ORSTED) said today it has completed the 367-MW Western Trail wind farm in Texas, which takes its operating onshore capacity across wind, solar and battery storage to over 2.8 GW.

Most of the wind farm’s generation will be supplied to PepsiCo Inc (NASDAQ:PEP), Hormel Foods Corp (NYSE:HRL) and steel producer Nucor Corp (NYSE:NUE) under long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs). PepsiCo and Hormel Foods will also buy power from Ørsted’s 298-MW Haystack wind project in Nebraska, scheduled for completion later in 2021.

The 130-wind turbine Western Trail project, using GE 2.8-MW technology, is Ørsted’s largest onshore wind project so far. The company said the facility reinforces its Texas asset base as it continues to scale the business.

Ørsted announced the final investment decision for the project in September 2020.

The wind farm is located in Wilbarger and Baylor counties on property owned by billionaire Stan Kroenke, on the Waggoner Ranch.

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