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E.ON builds new major wind farm in the USA

E.ON has announced the start of construction on a new major project in the USA.

The first foundations for the turbines of the Cranell wind farm have been cast in Refugio County, Texas. The 220-megawatt project will be brought online this year.

Cranell will be powered by 100 turbines from the manufacturer Vestas and will generate enough electricity for more than 66,000 households. With the acquisition of Cranell, E.ON has a total capacity of more than 3,000 megawatts of wind power in the state of Texas.

E.ON recently announced the start of construction on another onshore wind farm in southern Texas, the 151-megawatt Peyton Creek project in Matagorda County. Peyton Creek will also start operations this year.

“We’re excited to announce another one of the projects in our Texas coastal pipeline is under construction and will be brought online this year,” said Silvia Ortin, Chief Operating Officer North America.

“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.”

The project, located in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas south market, is powered by 100 Vestas V120 turbines and will generate enough electricity to power more than 66,000 homes. With the addition of Cranell, E.ON will have a total generation capacity of more than 3,000 MW of wind power online in the state of Texas.

“Refugio County welcomes E.ON and congratulates them on the commencement of construction and pending operation of the Cranell Windfarm,” said Refugio County Judge Robert Blaschke.

“We look forward to a long-term relationship establishing sustainable jobs and strong-minded community partnerships.”

E.ON recently announced the start of construction on another South Texas onshore windfarm, Peyton Creek, a 151 MW project in Matagorda County, which is also expected to come online by the end of 2019.

E.ON has developed, built, and operates more than 3,800 MW of solar, wind and energy storage projects across the U.S., with more on the way.