Invenergy’s Rattlesnake Wind project in Texas is now spinning out energy

Invenergy Wind LLC said on Sept. 17 that it completed construction and the start of commercial operation of its 207-MW Rattlesnake Wind Energy Center in Glasscock County, Texas.

Rattlesnake is located approximately 40 miles southeast of Midland, in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) West Zone. The facility consists of 118 General Electric 1.7 MW wind turbines. Output feeds into Texas’ new Competitive Renewable Energy Zone (CREZ) infrastructure, which will help enable more consumer access to low-cost energy in the ERCOT region for years to come.

“We’re pleased to celebrate this milestone for our newest wind energy project in Texas, a state that continues to be a great place to do business and a leader in homegrown power generation for the country,” said Jim Shield, Chief Development Officer at Invenergy. “This project is boosting the local economy through job creation and tax revenue, and we thank the Glasscock community for its strong support of the Rattlesnake Wind Energy Center. With an active and growing development pipeline in Texas, Invenergy looks forward to continuing to create new sources of clean energy in the Lone Star State.”

Blattner Energy was the project’s general contractor, and System 3 Inc. was the substation and transmission line contractor. Invenergy’s operating project portfolio in Texas includes eight wind farms with a combined capacity of more than 1,300 MW. 

Invenergy and its affiliated companies develop, own, and operate large-scale renewable and other clean energy generation and storage facilities in North America and Europe. Invenergy’s home office is located in Chicago and it has regional development offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan, and Europe. Invenergy and its affiliated companies have developed more than 9,100 MW of projects that are in operation, in construction, or under contract, including 76 wind, solar, and natural gas-fueled power generation projects and energy storage facilities.

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