EDF Energies Nouvelles’ U.S. subsidiary has started commercial operations of 200-megawatt wind project in the state of Texas.
The Hereford Wind Project encompasses 15,000 acres in Deaf Smith County, southeast of the town of Hereford. It utilises 54 sets of 1.85-MWwind turbines supplied by GE, and 50 set of 2-MW trubines by Vestas.
The project feeds into the Competitive Renewable Energy Zone transmission infrastructure which enables the high electricity demand areas in the state to access the strong low-cost renewable generation resources of West Texas and the Texas Panhandle. The power is sold into the Electric Reliability Council of Texas power market and covered by a long-term, fixed-price hedge agreement for a portion of the expected energy production.