New wind farm adds to CPS Energy's renewable energy portfolio

The nation’s largest municipal buyer of wind energy, CPS Energy, adds 150 MW of wind power to its growing renewable energy program with new Cedro Hills wind farm.

12/29/2010


CPS Energy, the nation’s largest municipal buyer of wind energy, added 150 MW of wind power to its growing renewable energy program with the recent start of operations at the Cedro Hill Wind Farm.

Located in Bruni, Texas, 40 miles east of Laredo, Cedro Hill will generate enough electricity to provide service to more than 42,000 homes. The 20,000 acre wind power plant is home to 100 General Electric wind turbines, each capable of generating 1.5 MW for a total of 150 MW.

CPS Energy has committed to growing its renewable energy portfolio to 1,500 MW by the year 2020. The municipal utility entered into a 20-year power purchase agreement with Edison Mission Group (EMG), which officially commissioned the wind farm for commercial operation on November 28. EMG is one of the largest developers, owners and operators of wind energy in the country with 29 projects with a generating capacity of more than 1,800 megawatts in 10 states.

With the addition of the Cedro Hill Wind Farm, CPS Energy now has 859 MW of clean renewable Texas wind energy. The utility currently buys up to 341.3 MW from the Cottonwood Creek Wind Farm located southwest of Sweetwater and another 160.5 MW comes from the Desert Sky Wind Farm near Iraan. Recent additions include 76.8 MW from the Peñascal Wind Farm near Baffin Bay and 130.4 from the Papalote Creek Wind Farm near Taft.



No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Engineering Leaders Under 40; System integration improving packaging operation; Process sensing; PID velocity; Cybersecurity and functional safety
Mobile HMI; PID tuning tips; Mechatronics; Intelligent project management; Cybersecurity in Russia; Engineering education; Road to IANA
Save energy with automation; Process control system upgrades; Dispelling controll myths; Time-sensitive networking; Control system integration; Road to IANA
This article collection contains several articles on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and how it is transforming manufacturing.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Flexible offshore fire protection; Big Data's impact on operations; Bridging the skills gap; Identifying security risks
The digital oilfield: Utilizing Big Data can yield big savings; Virtualization a real solution; Tracking SIS performance
Getting to the bottom of subsea repairs: Older pipelines need more attention, and operators need a repair strategy; OTC preview; Offshore production difficult - and crucial
click me