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.