E.On started construction on the Stella Windfarm, a 201 MW project in Kenedy County, Texas, in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas south market.
The wind power project, powered by 67 3 MW wind turbines supplied by the Nordex Group, will produce enough electricity to power more than 60,000 homes and marks the fifth Texas coastal project for E.On.
"Stella is our 23rd wind project in North America and represents a significant investment and growth milestone for the business that is now over 3,600 MW," said Silvia Ortin, Chief Operating Officer North America. "This project was a direct result of the federal policies to encourage growth in the renewable sector and confirms the continued attractiveness of the U.S. wind market. When completed Stella will add to our coastal wind portfolio with now more than 1 gigawatt in operation."
The project is expected to be operational by the end of 2018.
E.On recently completed two onshore windfarms at the end of 2017:
· Bruenning's Breeze, a 228 MW project in nearby Willacy County, Texas
· Radford's Run, a 305.8 MW project in Macon County, Illinois
E.On has developed, built, and operates more than 3,600 MW of solar, wind and energy storage projects across the U.S., with more on the way.