Longhorn Wind

Owner: EDF Renewables and Blackrock
Operations and Maintenance: EDF Renewables
System Size: 200 MW
Date of Operation: May 2015

EDF Renewables acquired the 200 MW Longhorn Wind Project from Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas) in the Fall of 2013.   In 2015 EDF RE  sold a 50% interest in the 200-MW Longhorn Wind Project to a fund managed by BlackRock’s Infrastructure Investment Group.

The Longhorn Project, located in Floyd and Briscoe counties, is comprised of 100 Vestas V-100 wind turbine generators each with a rated capacity of 2 MW. The project will interconnect to the recently completed Competitive Renewable Energy Zone (CREZ) transmission infrastructure which enables delivery of long-term, clean, competitively priced power from the strong renewable resource regions of West Texas to the rest of Texas.

EDF RE remains closely involved in Longhorn Wind maintaining 50% ownership stake. EDF Renewables, the leading provider of renewable operations and maintenance services in North America, provided balance-of-plant operations and maintenance for the facility including 24/7 remote monitoring from its NERC compliant Operations Control Center (OCC).

 

RESOURCES

Press Release: EDF Renewables Reaches Agreement to Acquire Longhorn Wind Project Press Release: EDF Renewables Acquires Longhorn North Wind Project - RES Americas to Construct 200MW Project Press Release: Longhorn Wind Project in Texas Becomes Operational