Bobcat Bluff

Project Detail

Bobcat Bluff

The Bobcat Bluff Wind Project, spanning approximately 14,000 contiguous acres, is located in Archer County, Texas, just outside of Archer City; approximately 20 miles south of Wichita Falls.

EDF Renewable Energy acquired the project in March 2012.  Construction began in April 2012 and was completed in December 2012.  The project deploys one hundred (100) GE 1.5 MW turbines.  Bobcat Bluff is connected to Oncor Electric Delivery Company's electric transmission system at the Windthorst switching station, located adjacent to the site.  The connection to the grid is made using an approximately 4.5 mile long radial transmission line.  The output of the project will be sold into the ERCOT wholesale electric market at the point of interconnection.

During construction, on site jobs peaked at nearly 200 people.  During normal operations, the project will employ approximately 11 full-time employees on site. 

Bobcat Bluff marked the company's second development acquisition within Texas in the first quarter of 2012 and its first project in the ERCOT wholesale marketplace.

EDF Renewable Energy's O&M affilitiate, EDF Renewable Services, provides on-site operations & maintenance services. EDF Trading North America has been contracted to provide scheduling services for the project.

Developer, Owner, Operator:
Element Power/EDF Renewable Energy
Operation & Maintenance:
EDF Renewable Services
Turbine Manufacturer:
GE
System Size:
150 MW
General Contractor:
Mortenson Construction
Start of Construction:
April, 2012
Date of Operation:
December, 2012
Rotor Diameter:
77m
Rotor Blade Length:
38.5m
Hub Height:
80m
Blade Type:
SLE 1.5 MW
Avoided Emissions:
352,295 Metric Tons of CO2
Equivalencies*:
73,395 cars; electricity use of 52,739 homes​