April 17 (Renewables Now) - The North American unit of French energy group Engie SA (EPA:ENGI) has begun construction work on the 160-MW Jumbo Hill Wind Project in the US state of Texas.
Engie North America, through contractor Wanzek Construction Inc, is building the USD-150-million-plus (EUR 133m) wind farm in Andrews County. The project involves the installation of 57 GE turbines that should be up and running by the spring of 2020.
This is Engie’s fifth wind project to enter the construction phase over the past year and is part of the portfolio acquired in 2018 from Infinity Power Partners, a joint venture between Infinity Renewables and MAP Energy. It has a virtual power purchase agreement (PPA) with an unnamed corporate customer and a proxy revenue swap deal for a portion of its generation with Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty’s specialist weather risk team.
“The construction of the Jumbo Hill Project will take Engie North America’s renewable generation built or under construction to more than 1.5 GW of capacity,” said Emily Cohen, Vice President of Commercial Strategy within Engie North America’s wind development team.
(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.884)