Construction Underway for RWE’s 200-MW Montgomery Ranch Wind Farm in Texas


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RWE, a prominent player in renewable energy, has announced the construction of its 200 MW Montgomery Ranch Wind Farm located in Foard County, Texas. With the Montgomery Ranch project underway, RWE’s wind capacity in Texas now stands at 4.3 GW, enough to power over 1.2 million homes. The US is a critical market for RWE’s wind business expansion, complementing its extensive global portfolio, which includes over 200 onshore and 19 offshore wind farms.

Texas leads the nation in installed wind capacity, with RWE’s portfolio encompassing projects such as the 240 MW Blackjack Creek and the 200 MW El Algodon Alto wind farms. Renewable energy has played a significant role in Texas, accounting for up to one-third of total generation. This is particularly crucial as Texas has recently set numerous all-time peak power demand records during the summer, as reported by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the operator of the electric grid in the state.

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During its construction phase, the project will generate employment for approximately 300 individuals. Upon its scheduled completion by the end of 2024, Montgomery Ranch will feature 45 Vestas 4.5 MW turbines.

“Wind projects such as Montgomery Ranch contribute to a cleaner, stronger economy and help create a more resilient energy infrastructure in Texas,” said Mark Noyes, CEO RWE Clean Energy, a subsidiary of RWE AG. “Last summer ERCOT set 11 new demand records and we are on track to meet, if not exceed, that record this summer. With our planned build out of renewable resources in Texas, we are contributing to a more diverse grid that is flexible and responsive to meet future energy demands in the Lone Star State.”

“We welcome the Montgomery Ranch Wind Farm to Foard County and we thank RWE for choosing Foard County,” added County Judge Mark Christopher.

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