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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.




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