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Princeton, N.J.-based NRG Energy Inc. has completed construction on its second wind farm, the 122 MW Elbow Creek Wind Project in Howard County, Texas. The wind farm was developed by NRG Energy subsidiary Padoma Wind Power LLC and is being dispatched by NRG Texas.

The Elbow Creek Wind Project consists of 53 2.3 MW Siemens wind turbine generators. Early land rights to the project were acquired from Wind Plus Holdings Inc.

Prior to commencing construction, Elbow Creek executed a 10-year agreement to sell all the renewable energy certificates (RECs) associated with the electricity generated by the project to 3Degrees.

"As part of our efforts to grow the voluntary market for renewable energy, 3Degrees contracted for the full output of RECs from the Elbow Creek Wind farm for the first 10 years of operation and did so over a year before the project commenced commercial operations," says Dan Kalafatas, president of 3Degrees. "This project is a showcase for how voluntary commitments can help bring online major renewable energy projects that produce clean renewable energy above and beyond what is required by mandates."

The non-profit Center for Resource Solutions provided guidance to NRG to help clarify the ownership of the RECs from the project.

SOURCE: NRG Energy Inc.


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