Last week, E.ON Climate and Renewables officially opened its massive new wind farm in Roscoe, Texas. The site is now capable of generating an impressive 335.5 MW of electricity, a figure set to rise to 781.5 MW when the farm is completed in mid-2009.
When finished, the Roscoe site will become one of the world’s largest wind farms, boasting a total of 627 wind turbines capable of powering more than 250,000 of the state’s homes.
Commenting on the launch, Frank Mastiaux, CEO of E.ON Climate and Renewables said, “This project is an example of our strategic drive to move the renewables business from boutique to an industrial scale.”
The Texan site is one of six that the company runs in the U.S., five of which are in the lone star state. Recent developments have shown that E.on has ambitious plans to ramp up its wind power generation capacity. According to Mastiaux, “We have managed to grow our worldwide wind power capacity fourfold to 1,800 MW in the last 15 months. Just under half of that capacity is in the United States.” It seems that T. Boone Pickens isn’t the only big money interest in the Texas wind power market.
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