Blackjack Creek, a 240-MW onshore wind farm, located in Bee and Refugio counties, Texas, is under construction by RWE Renewables. The project is expected to be online in late 2021 and will be powered by 50 4.8-MW Nordex turbines, generating enough green electricity to power more than 72,000 homes.
“We look forward to the successful completion of the project and the ultimate value it will provide to the local community and, especially, to the local school districts,” said Silvia Ortin, Chief Operating Officer North America. “Our unmatched experience with projects on the Texas coast ensures Blackjack Creek will deliver affordable, clean, renewable energy and further expand renewable energy in the U.S.”
Blackjack Creek is expected to generate more than $53 million in revenue locally, including an estimated $30 million for the local school districts. During construction, the project expects to employ more than 200 workers.
“We welcome RWE and the Blackjack Creek Wind Farm to our community,” said Ken Haggard, commissioner of Bee County. “It’s been a good working relationship and we’re excited the company decided to bring this significant investment to our county to help diversify the tax base and provide a positive economic impact to the area.”
The United States accounts for more than one-third of the RWE Group’s renewables capacity playing a key role in RWE’s strategy to grow its renewables business.
“Blackjack Creek Wind Farm significantly expands our portfolio of onshore projects in the U.S., one of our focus markets,” Ortin said. “We’re building a balance of wind, solar and storage resources, helping us deliver on our net capacity clean energy targets.”
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