September 23, 2014
Invenergy Commences Commercial Operation of Miami Wind Energy Center in Texas
CHICAGO, Illinois (September 24, 2014) – Today, Invenergy Wind LLC (“Invenergy”) announced that it has commenced commercial operation of its 288.6 MW Miami Wind Energy Center (“Miami”) in Roberts, Hemphill, Gray, and Wheeler Counties in northern Texas.
Located approximately eighty miles northeast of Amarillo, in the ERCOT West Zone, the facility utilizes 156 General Electric (GE) 1.85 MW wind turbines.
“We’re delighted to achieve this milestone for our newest project in Texas, a state which leads the nation in installed wind power,” said Jim Shield, Chief Development Officer at Invenergy. “Miami is our first wind farm in the Texas Panhandle, and we greatly appreciate the continued support of our host community. Through job creation, tax payments, and landowner royalties, we’re proud to invest in the area’s long-term economic well-being.”
Miami provides power into Texas’ new Competitive Renewable Energy Zone (CREZ) infrastructure. Made possible through the efforts of the Texas Legislature, the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC), the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), and the ten transmission service providers that developed the CREZ projects, this infrastructure will help enable more consumer access to low-cost energy in the ERCOT region for years to come.
More than 300 workers constructed Miami. Balance of plant construction was completed by RMT, Inc., a subsidiary of Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, LLC, and System 3 Inc. constructed the project’s substation and transmission line. A full-time staff of 16 operates and maintains the wind farm.
Invenergy and its affiliated companies develop, own, and operate large-scale renewable and other clean energy generation and storage facilities in North America and Europe. Invenergy is committed to continued innovation in clean power solutions. Invenergy's home office is located in Chicago and it has regional development offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan, and Europe.
Invenergy and its affiliated companies have developed more than 8,000 MW of projects that are in operation, in construction, or under contract, including 69 wind, solar, and natural gas-fueled power generation projects and energy storage facilities. For more information, please visit www.invenergyllc.com.
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