JUNO BEACH, Fla., Oct. 19, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) — FPL Energy, LLC, a subsidiary of FPL Group, announced it will build, own and operate a new wind farm in Texas, the Callahan Divide Wind Energy Center, to be located in Taylor County, Texas.
The 114-megawatt Callahan Divide Wind Energy Center will be comprised of 76 1.5-megawatt wind turbines spread over a 6,000 acre site approximately 12 miles southwest of Abilene. Construction is expected to begin in the next few weeks and be completed no later than the first quarter 2005.
“The Callahan Divide project represents another important milestone in the disciplined growth of our wind portfolio and will complement our existing assets in Texas,” said Jim Robo, president of FPL Energy. “This project will bring a significant new source of clean, renewable power to the region and further expand our industry leading position in wind energy.”
The Callahan Divide project is FPL Energy’s second announced wind project in 2004. The company previously announced the 106.5-megawatt Weatherford Wind Energy Center in Oklahoma.
FPL Energy is a leading wholesale generator utilizing clean fuels such as natural gas, wind, solar, hydroelectric and nuclear to generate electricity. It is the nation’s leader in wind energy, with 43 wind facilities in operation in 15 states. It is a subsidiary of FPL Group, one of the nation’s largest providers of electricity-related services with annual revenues of more than $9 billion. FPL Group’s principal subsidiary is Florida Power & Light Company, one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, serving more than 4.2 million customer accounts in Florida. Additional information is available on the Internet at www.FPLEnergy.com, www.FPLGroup.com and www.FPL.com.