EDF Renewable Energy buys piece of Texas wind farm

EDF Renewable Energy will acquire the remaining 49 percent interest in the 161 MW Spinning Spur II Wind Project from Cielo Wind Power LP, bringing its ownership to 100 percent.

In addition, EDF RE has signed a turbine supply agreement with General Electric (GE) for the purchase of 87 wind turbines with a rated capacity of 1.85 MW each. Spinning Spur II Wind Project spans about 16,800 acres in Oldham County, Texas, which is about 30 miles west of Amarillo.

Construction is slated to start in June 2013 with an operational date of mid-summer 2014. When complete, EDF RE will have put into service 472 MW in Texas.

Spinning Spur II will be one of the first projects to take advantage of the new Competitive Renewable Energy Zones (CREZ) transmission line in the panhandle. The electricity generated will be sold under a 10-year energy purchase agreement.

EDF Renewable Energy is a U.S. independent power producer with more than 25 years of expertise in the renewable industry, covering all range of services from project development, management to operations and maintenance. EDF Renewable Energy specializes in wind and solar photovoltaic with presence in other segments of the renewable energy market: biogas, biomass, hydro, marine energy and storage solutions.

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