Edison Mission Group Completes Construction of Wind Project in Texas Panhandle
Wildorado Wind Ranch™ begins commercial operation providing wind-generated electricity to Texas utility
IRVINE, Calif.– Edison Mission Group (EMG), a subsidiary of Edison International (NYSE:EIX), announced today that it has completed construction and started commercial operation of its newest wind energy project, located in Wildorado, Texas. Known as the Wildorado Wind Ranch™, the project is providing electricity to Southwestern Public Service Company, a subsidiary of Xcel Energy, under a long-term power purchase agreement.
“The Wildorado Wind Ranch demonstrates our strong commitment to developing new sources of environmentally friendly, renewable energy,” said Ted Craver, chief executive officer of EMG. “We are one of the largest owners of wind energy projects in the United States, and we are aggressively growing our wind portfolio as new projects in our development pipeline advance.”
The 161-megawatt Wildorado project is the largest wind energy facility in the Texas panhandle region and the largest in EMG’s current portfolio of 14 wind projects in five states. It will provide enough electricity to meet the needs of approximately 48,000 homes.
Wildorado is powered by 70 wind turbines, each of which is capable of generating 2.3 megawatts of electricity at peak wind speeds. The facility is located on approximately 16,000 acres in Oldham, Potter and Randall counties, approximately 25 miles west of Amarillo, Texas.
The project was jointly developed by EMG and Cielo Wind Power LP, of Austin, Texas. Siemens Power Generation was the supplier and erector of the wind turbines and the M.A. Mortenson Company of Minneapolis was the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the balance of plant work.
EMG currently has a portfolio of more than 600 megawatts of wind power capacity, either in operation or under construction, at 14 projects in five states, including Iowa, Minnesota, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.
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