EDF’s 194-MW Spinning Spur 3 wind project hits commercial operation

EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) announced Oct. 13 that the 194-MW Spinning Spur 3 Wind Project in Texas reached its commercial operation date (COD) on Sept. 28, three months ahead of schedule.

The electricity generated from the Spinning Spur 3 project will be provided to two municipal utilities, Georgetown Utility Systems and Garland Power & Light, under long-term Power Purchase Agreements. The project, located 50 miles west of Amarillo in Oldham County, commenced construction of its 97 Vestas V-100 2 MW wind turbines in October 2014 and it feeds into the CREZ (Competitive Renewable Energy Zone) transmission infrastructure.

“We are excited to have commenced commercial operation of the Spinning Spur 3 project, and would like thank the residents of Oldham County and surrounding areas for helping us reach this important milestone,” commented Ryan Pfaff, Executive Vice President of EDF Renewable Energy. “We are also pleased to be working with Garland Power & Light and Georgetown Utility Systems to supply clean, competitively priced electricity to their customers for years to come.”

With the Spinning Spur 3 project in operation, the EDF group’s installed capacity in the state has now reached 1,066 MW through six wind energy projects.

EDF Renewable Energy is one of the largest renewable energy developers in North America with 6 GW of wind, solar, biomass, and biogas projects developed throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. It is a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, the renewable energy arm of the EDF group, the leading electricity company in the world.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.