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E.on begins construction of 220-MW wind farm in Texas

Construction starts at the Cranell wind project site. Source: E.on

April 11 (Renewables Now) - The North American unit of German utility E.on SE (ETR:EOAN) has initiated construction work on the 220-MW Cranell Windfarm project in Texas.

The company said in a statement today that it expects to complete the wind farm by the end of the year.

The plant is being built at a site in Refugio County and will consist of 100 units of Vestas’ V120 turbines that will be capable of generating enough power to meet the consumption of over 66,000 homes.

"We look forward to the creation of local, high-paying jobs during our operation phase and the chance to employ 200 to 300 people during the construction phase of the project,” commented Silvia Ortin, E.on’s chief operating officer in North America.

Upon completion of Cranell, E.on will have more than 3,000 MW of installed wind power generating capacity in Texas alone. It recently announced the start of construction of another wind park in the state -- the 151-MW Peyton Creek plant in Matagorda County, which is also seen to come online this year.

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