Southern Co. Builds Concho County Wind Farm with Pre-Sold Generation, Credits
General Motors and General Mills will receive power from farm near San Angelo when completed, Southern says
A subsidiary of Georgia's Southern Company now has its 5th Texas wind project.
The Concho County, Texas, 148 MW Cactus Flats Wind Facility was purchased by Southern subsidiary Southern Power from Colorado-basedRenewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES) for an undisclosed price.
The project east of San Angelo includes 48 wind turbines by Vestas, which will co-maintain and co-operate the wind farm with Southern Power.
RES developed Cactus Flats and is building the site, which is expected to be completed by the end of the third quarter of 2018.
RES says it's the company's 23rd renewable energy project in Texas.
Southern Company says the facility, once completed, will sell full capacity and related renewable energy credits to General Motors and General Mills.
Southern also has the Bethel Wind Facility in Concho County as well as the Salt Fork in Donley and Gray counties, the Tyler Bluff facility in Cooke County and the Wake Wind Facility in Crosby and Floyd counties in Texas.
By Mike Shiloh
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