E.ON Climate & Renewables Surpasses the 1,000 MW Threshold
EC&R Continues to Expand its Operations Across the U.S.
CHICAGO, April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- E.ON Climate & Renewables (EC&R) North America announced today that they have crossed the 1,000 megawatt (MW) threshold for owning and operating wind farms in the United States.
"Despite these economic times, EC&R remains on schedule to deliver some of the industry's most efficient wind energy projects," said Declan Flanagan, chief executive officer, EC&R North America. "Surpassing the 1,000 MW threshold is proof that EC&R has the expertise and financial strength to meet the nation's growing demand for renewable energy."
EC&R remains committed to the long-term investment and development of high-quality renewable energy projects in the U.S. Recently, EC&R began construction on two new wind farms: Papalote Creek, located near Corpus Christi, Texas, and Stonycreek wind farm, located in Somerset County, Pa. Additionally, its geographic operations continue to expand west with the recent opening of a field development office in Denver.
"EC&R is committed to the ongoing development of wind projects in markets throughout the United States," said Patrick Woodson, chief development officer, EC&R North America.
By mid-2009, EC&R is scheduled to complete the world's largest wind farm in Roscoe, Texas. When the final phase is finished, the Roscoe wind farm will have 627 wind turbines and a total capacity of 781.5 MW. EC&R currently has an installed capacity of 1,134 MW in the U.S. including:
-- Roscoe Phases 1, 2 and 3 632.3 MW Roscoe, Texas
-- Panther Creek Phases 1 and 2 253 MW Big Spring, Texas
-- Forest Creek 124.2 MW Big Spring, Texas
-- Sand Bluff 90 MW Big Spring, Texas
-- Munnsville 34.5 MW Munnsville, N.Y.
E.ON Climate & Renewables (EC&R) is responsible for activities of the E.ON group in renewable energy sources and environmental protection around the world. Tapping renewable energy sources offers enormous alternatives, both from a business perspective and for the environment. E.ON Climate & Renewables will invest over euro 6 billion in renewable energy and environmental protection projects by 2010 to expand the share of renewable energy sources in the E.ON portfolio for the long term. E.ON has thus taken a leading role in developing renewable energy sources worldwide. For more information, see www.eon.com.
Published Apr. 8, 2009
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