in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

Dublin-based renewable energy company Airtricity has completed construction of the Forest Creek Wind Farm, increasing renewable energy capacity by 125 MW for TXU Wholesale, a subsidiary of TXU Corp.

"The Forest Creek Wind Farm is yet another tangible demonstration of TXU's commitment to clean energy technologies," says Mike McCall, chairman and chief executive officer of TXU Wholesale. "In our recent press release announcing execution of a definitive merger agreement with an investor group led by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. and Texas Pacific Group, we announced that we plan to double our wind power purchases to 1,500 MW and increase investment in alternative energy, maintaining our status as the largest buyer of wind power in Texas."

TXU Wholesale and its affiliates currently have contracts for 705 MW of renewable energy from 756 wind turbines.

"Airtricity is pleased to be a part of bringing new green power sources to Texas customers, and we applaud TXU's efforts to increase its green purchasing," says Eddie O'Connor, chief executive officer of Airtricity. "Bringing our first North American project online is a major milestone for Airtricity, and is part of major expansion plans for Airtricity in the U.S. and Texas."

The Forest Creek Wind Farm - owned and operated by Airtricity - generates electricity from 54 2.3 MW Siemens wind turbines.




Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Setting The Record Straight: How Many Birds Do Wind Turbines Really Kill?

Several peer-reviewed studies are more or less in agreement with avian mortality rates caused by wind turbines. However, one study, which is wildly off from the others, is most often cited in the media. Why?


Six Takeaways From The IRS' Start Of Construction Guidance: What You Need To Know

The IRS recently issued guidance to wind developers to further spell out what "start of construction" means. Will you be covered?


Eagle Take Permits For Wind Farms - Will They Fly?

Now that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has issued the first permit allowing the legal take of eagles, can wind developers expect more certainty in the agency's application process?


Despite 2013 Challenges, U.S. Wind Power Reaches All-Time Low Price

In a new report, the U.S. Department of Energy details the highs and lows of the country's wind industry last year, and the agency maintains that the U.S. sector remains strong.


Mexico On Pace To Set New Renewables Investment Record

A new report says the country has spent $1.3 billion on clean energy in the first half of 2014 and could end up seeing a record year. Furthermore, wind power is slated for significant growth in the region.

Renewable NRG_id1934
Canwea_id1984
Tower Conference_id1965
UnitedEquip_id1995