New Generation Power Texas, LLC (NGP Texas), a Texas-based renewable energy company, has begun the first phase of construction on its 400 MW Texas wind farm. The newly formed subsidiary of Chicago-based New Generation Power started construction on Dec. 11, 2013, which made the wind farm eligible for a Federal Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit (PTC).
Located just northwest of Dallas, Texas, in Haskell County, the project is estimated to cost between $650-700 million and will be built out in two phases. Excellent wind speed and wind consistency have been verified by 3 Met Towers, who have been in the process of collecting wind data for several years, showing a 50.5% capacity factor for the project.
In order to qualify for the PTC Credit, which expired at the end of 2013, NGP Texas has completed milestones of significant nature that included: Pre-construction development, early investments, environmental considerations, permitting, an interconnection agreement, excavated WTG foundations and mud mat placements.
NGP Texas brought together a team of industry leaders to help successfully complete all elements of this fast-tracked project. The prime EPC Contractor for the 400MW Texas Wind Farm is Rosendin Electric, Inc. Since Rosendin’s entrance into the wind industry in 2003, it has participated in the design, procurement, and construction of more than 10 GW of wind power generation plant facilities located in the continental United States and Canada.
“The NGP Texas Wind Project has offered Rosendin Electric, Inc. a unique opportunity to work, in unison, with New Generation Power Texas, LLC to develop a superior team of qualified engineers, contractors, and equipment/ material vendors that will insure the safe, quality driven, on-time, and cost efficient completion of this project,” stated Mike Turner, Vice President of Rosendin Electric, Inc.
Located on 22,000 acres of land, the Texas wind project will be capable of producing roughly 1,866 million MWh of energy annually and is expected to complete construction of both phases by the end of 2015.
The construction, operation and maintenance of this large-scale project will require many boots on the ground and the involvement of numerous