Ørsted Announces Completion of 338 MW Wind Project in Texas

Ørsted has announced that it has completed its Sage Draw Wind project, a 338MW wind farm that straddles Garza and Lynn Counties in Texas.

Ørsted Wind Project Texas

Ørsted has announced that it has completed its Sage Draw Wind project, a 338 MW wind farm that straddles Garza and Lynn Counties in Texas. The 120-wind turbine project will have the capacity to meet the annual electricity needs of 120,000 American homes. Sage Draw Wind brings the firms’ onshore operational installed capacity to 1.3 GW.

The company currently has an additional 0.8 GW of onshore wind, solar and storage projects under construction and due to enter operations in late 2020 and early 2021.

“I am very proud of the Ørsted team and all our partners on this project who’ve done an excellent job with another safe, on-time, on-budget project delivery,” commented Declan Flanagan, Executive Vice President of Ørsted and CEO of its Onshore business.

“The safe completion of Sage Draw amidst the escalating COVID-19 crisis is a testament to the resilience and adaptiveness of the Ørsted team and key project partners at Blattner Energy and GE Renewable Energy, and finance partners GE Energy Financial Services and BHE Renewables. This underscores the significant role renewable energy can play in continuing to build our economy as we manage through and beyond the current crisis.”

Sage Draw marks a key step in Ørsted‘s path to reach 5 GW installed onshore capacity by 2025.

In January 2019, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (TEPCO) and Ørsted signed a memorandum of understanding to work jointly on offshore wind projects and have since then been working together to establish a framework and organisational structure for joint development of the Choshi Offshore Wind Project. The two firms having formalised their collaboration to develop the Choshi Offshore Wind Project, will submit a joint bid in the Round 1 auction once the Japanese government officially designates the Choshi-city offshore wind promotion area, and further work together on future offshore wind opportunities in the area.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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