Sweetwater, TX, May 16, 2007 — Airtricity Inc., a renewable energy company, announced the construction of its largest wind farm to date. The 209 megawatt Roscoe Wind Farm will provide power to TXU Wholesale, a subsidiary of TXU Corp., under a five-year sales contract. The project area stretches into three counties and will cover nearly 30,000 acres when it is completed.
The Roscoe Wind Farm, which is scheduled for completion by the end of the year, will annually produce enough energy to power 60,000 homes and save approximately 375,000 tons per year in greenhouse gas emissions, The project will help Texas meet its renewable energy goal of 5,000 new megawatts of its power from renewable sources by 2015. In 2006, Texas became the nation’s leader in installed wind capacity.
Airtricity’s third Texas project, the Roscoe Wind Farm is located on a site adjacent to the town of Roscoe, 45 miles southwest of Abilene in an area primarily used for cotton farming. The site will employ 209 1.0 megawatt Mitsubishi 1000A turbines.
Airtricity’s fourth Texas wind farm, the 126 megawatt Champion project, recently commenced construction five miles from the Roscoe site. By the end of this year Airtricity will operate 550 megawatts of wind power in Texas. The company is also currently constructing a project in western New York.
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