250-MW Hidalgo Wind project in Texas due for commercial ops on Sept. 23

The project is made up of Vestas V110 wind turbines

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Hidalgo Wind Farm LLC on Sept. 9 filed a renewable energy generator registration with the Public Utility Commission of Texas that said its 250-MW project is due for commercial operations on Sept. 23.

The filing lists each of the Vestas V110 turbines of 2 MW each that comprise the project, with each due for commercial operation on Sept. 23. The project site is at 41420 FM 490, McCook, TX 78541.

Listed project contact information is: Ann Walter, EDP Renewables North America LLC, 808 Travis Street, Suite 700, Houston, TX 77002.

In prior developments for this project:

  • Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) announced in December 2015 that Philips North America will use 100% renewable energy for its North American operations by the end of 2016. Working with EDP Renewables North America, Philips will purchase 250,000 MWh of electricity per year over the next 15 years from the Hidalgo Wind Farm in McCook, Texas, an amount equivalent to the power used at the company’s 133 sites. Royal Philips is a health and well-being company.
  • Electric Transmission Texas LLC filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas in October 2015 an updated Generation Interconnection Agreement with Hidalgo Wind. The GIA said this is a 250-MW project, to be made up of 125 Vestas V110 wind turbines of 2 MW each. The project developer will establish the Los Mirasoles Substation in Hidalgo County, 3.5 miles west of McCook. The project will then interconnect from there into ETT's 345-kV Pomelo Station.
Barry Cassell
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Barry Cassell

Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 26 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.

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