E.ON announced Nov. 2 that it has dedicated the 200-MW Colbeck’s Corner wind project in the Texas Panhandle, which began operating earlier this year.
Located in Carson and Gray counties, 37 miles east of Amarillo, Texas, Colbeck’s Corner is a 200.48 MWwind farm. Colbeck’s Corner has 112 General Electric (GE) 1.79-100 turbines that can create enough electricity to power approximately 64,000 homes.
E.ON has said that roughly 240 construction workers were involved in building the project. Digital Realty and Johnson&Johnson have power purchase agreements (PPAs) for the project, said an E.ON spokesperson.
Colbeck’s Corner is expected to generate $34m in tax revenue for local communities, and support 14 permanent jobs, in addition to the jobs and investment generated in the area during the project’s construction.
The project is named in honor of Doug Colbeck, a long-time developer at E.ON who passed away in 2013 after a battle with Leukemia. Colbeck family members joined E.ON North American Chairman Patrick Woodson to honor Colbeck’s memory at the dedication ceremony.
Headquartered in Germandy, E.ON is one of the world’s largest energy companies serving 33 million customers with power, gas, heat and energy solutions.