Lincoln Clean Energy (LCE) has achieved commercial operation of its Lockett Wind project, a 184MW wind farm in Wilbarger, Texas.
Lincoln Clean Energy (LCE), a subsidiary of Ørsted and leading developer of US renewables, has achieved commercial operation of its Lockett Wind project, a 184MW wind farm in Wilbarger, Texas.
The project will generate over 700,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of renewable energy per year—enough to power the equivalent of 70,000 U.S. homes. With the addition of Lockett Wind to its portfolio, LCE now has more than 1 GW of operational assets across the United States along with over 1.3 GW in construction and late-stage development.
LCE CEO Declan Flanagan said “I am proud of the LCE team and our wider Ørsted colleagues in completing another safe, on time and on budget construction project, and to cross the milestone of a gigawatt operating portfolio.”
Earlier this month, we reported that the Ørsted subsidiary had acquired a 103 MW construction-ready wind project in Butte County, South Dakota.
LCE purchased the project from Pattern Energy Group, an independent renewable energy company with wind and solar assets in the United States, Canada, and Japan. The project is expected to come online in the fourth quarter of 2020. Combined with its Plum Creek wind farm in Nebraska, planned for construction in 2020, this latest acquisition further expands LCE’s operations into the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) market.
“The acquisition of this South Dakota wind farm adds to our growing portfolio of onshore wind assets and continues to broaden the geographic footprint of our asset base into the important SPP market,” Flanagan said at the time.
Recently, we reported that the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) has selected Ocean Wind, an offshore wind energy project proposed by Ørsted with support from Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG), to negotiate a 20-year offshore wind renewable energy credit (OREC) for an offshore wind farm with a capacity of 1,100MW.