The Willow Creek wind park in Butte County, South Dakota. Source: Ørsted
Danish pure-play renewables company Ørsted A/S (CPH:ORSTED) has taken the final investment decision for a 367-MW onshore wind project in Texas just as it finished building another park in South Dakota.
Ørsted said on Wednesday that the planned Western Trail Wind project is the largest in its onshore fleet to date. The particular wind farm will be built near the company’s Lockett Wind facility and is seen to achieve commercial operation next year.
Meanwhile, Ørsted has completed the 103-MW Willow Creek Wind park in Butte County, South Dakota, which now becomes the company’s second project in the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) territory.
Ørsted noted that BHE Renewables, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company, has provided tax equity for both Willow Creek and the 230-MW Plum Creek project in Nebraska.
Including Willow Creek and Western Trail Wind, Ørsted now has 2.7 GW of onshore assets in operation and under construction.