Enbridge said it reached an agreement with Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. to build the Keechi Wind Project. The Canadian energy company said it expects the 55-turbine facility to start commercial operations during the first quarter of 2015.
Once it comes online, Enbridge will have a stake in more than 1,800 MW worth of low-carbon energy production in the United States.
"As the nation's leader in wind energy, both in installed capacity and number of turbines, Texas represents a natural extension for Enbridge's growing U.S. renewable energy portfolio," Don Thompson, a vice president in charge of renewable energy for Enbridge, said in a statement Monday.
Enbridge said the Keechi wind farm will provide electricity to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc., under the terms of a 20-year purchase agreement with Microsoft Corp.
A lead oil-producing state, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said that, as of 2010, Texas was the nation's leader in wind-powered electricity generation.
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