E.ON Climate & Renewables (EC&R) North America and the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) announced the signing of an 18-year power purchase agreement. Under the agreement, LCRA will purchase the entire output from phase II of EC&R’s Papalote Creek wind farm – approximately 200 megawatts (MW) of power.
“We are pleased to have the Lower Colorado River Authority as a partner in the next phase of the Papalote Creek wind farm,” said Steve Trenholm, CEO, EC&R North America. “This project is expected to produce its greatest output during periods of peak usage, which is truly an exceptional benefit.”
Phase II of the Papalote Creek wind farm is expected to become operational in 2010 and will consist of 87 turbines that will provide approximately 200 MW of electricity – enough energy to power more than 45,000 homes. The wind complex is located 30 miles north of Corpus Christi in San Patricio County and is EC&R’s second wind farm in South Texas.