|Wind turbines collectively offering a 781.5-megawatt capacity now dot the landscape around Roscoe, Texas.
Foto: E.ON Climate & Renewables
has put the world’s largest wind farm into operation in the United States.
After a construction period of just over two years, 627 wind turbines
with an installed capacity of approx. 780 MW
are now operating in Roscoe, Texas.
They can generate electricity for more than 230,000 homes
The wind farm consists of four sections and covers an area of no less than 400 km², twice the size of a city like Düsseldorf, in Germany.
In Roscoe, E.ON is relying on proven wind turbines manufactured by Mitsubishi, General Electric
Dr. Frank Mastiaux, CEO of E.ON Climate & Renewables
"The completion of Roscoe is a major success for our team and another milestone in the development of renewables in our power generation portfolio. In just under two years we have increased our wind park capacities worldwide to 2,600 MW, with over half of that total 1,500 MW - in the United States," said Frank Mastiaux, CEO of E.ON Climate & Renewables
, who is responsible for the E.ON Group’s
"With large-scale projects like Roscoe we are helping renewables to achieve a faster breakthrough in economic and technological terms. For this purpose we will invest € 8 billion
worldwide up to 2011. Our aim is to reach a capacity of 10,000 MW
in 2015. North America is one of the most attractive markets for renewables worldwide, especially for onshore wind plants."
Generating Tomorrow’s Energy Today
E.ON Climate & Renewables, N.A. (E.ON)
is a leading renewable energy company headquartered in Chicago, IL
, with development offices in Austin, TX
and Denver, CO
Our business is the development, construction, ownership and operation of large scale wind farms and other renewable energy systems that generate clean, quiet, fuel and emissions free power from domestic resources for today and for the future.
E.ON Climate & Renewables North America
is a subsidiary of E.ON AG
, one of the world’s largest energy companies, and the largest investor-owned utility in the world.
Dr. Wulf H. Bernotat, Chairman of the Board of Management and CEO of E.ON AG
Foto: Andreas Pohlmann / E.ON
possesses the financial strength, expertise and commitment to meet the growing demand for safe and reliable renewable energy.
is committed to its projects from design through long-term operations.
The company finances, owns and operates all of its U.S. wind facilities.
With nearly two hundred U.S. employees, we are creating tomorrow’s energy sources today.
The United States
is diversifying its energy portfolio, and E.ON
has contributed to this effort, investing more than $3 billion
dollars to build renewable power projects in the U.S. in the last three years.
has already committed another $3 billion
towards future projects in North America
E. ON Climate and Renewables North America (E.ON)
is one of the world’s largest owners of renewable power projects and is rapidly expanding its wind, solar and alternative energy portfolio.
The company develops, owns, and operates some of the most efficient, highest performing renewable energy projects in the United States.
Having achieved its first 1200 megawatts (MW)
of wind projects in the United States in less than 3 years, E.ON
is one of the fastest growing renewable power companies in the industry.
has additional projects under construction, and is actively developing projects throughout the U. S.
Our goal is to deliver renewable energy from technologies that address the growing concern about energy security, energy affordability, and climate change.
Already a leader in the American wind industry, E.ON
is committed to investing the resources needed to play a major role in the transformation of the renewable energy marketplace.
The Roscoe Wind Complex
The Roscoe Wind Complex is actually four projects in one.
The first three phases are operational, and when the fourth is completed in 2009 the complex will be the largest onshore wind farm in the world, with more than 600 installed wind turbines
capable of generating 781.5 MW
The wind turbines of the Roscoe, Texas, wind complex span 100,000 acres.
Foto: E.ON Climate & Renewables
E.ON’s first project in dry-land cotton fields helped more than 85 farmers continue to plant new crops.
This project came on line in February, 2008 with 209 Mitsubishi 1 megawatt turbines.
Straddling Nolan, Mitchell and Scurry Counties, this project is the cornerstone of the Roscoe complex of E.ON projects.
Operational Date: February 2008
Turbines: 209 Mitsubishi MWT-1000A turbines
Nameplate Capacity: 209 MW
Other Land Uses: Cotton and wheat farming
Our generation portfolio mainly consists of on- and offshore wind farms.
Additionally we operate biomass, as well as biogas plants and aim to significantly increase our engagement in the solar industry.
Further activities include R&D in the marine energy sector.
We will increase our installed renewables capacity to a total of 4 GW
Installed Generation Capacity
E.ON Climate & Renewables’ installed capacity is more than 2.8 GW.1
Gov. Perry: Washington Should Follow Texas' Lead on Alternative Energy
September 30, 2009
HOUSTON – Gov. Rick Perry
today met with business and industry leaders to discuss the impact of proposed cap and trade legislation in Washington. The governor emphasized the importance of diversifying the state’s energy portfolio by pursuing innovative energy sources as an alternative to the burdensome regulations associated with proposed federal cap and trade legislation, which would increase the cost of living for Texas families and crush Texas and the nation’s energy producing sectors.
Gov. Rick Perry
“Texas has shown you don’t need federal mandates to improve the environment or foster the next generation of energy technology,” Gov. Perry
“Rather than emulate Texas’ success, Washington seems determined to cripple our economy by imposing sweeping mandates and draconian regulation. Texans should be wary about a cap-and-trade bill that would not only impose the largest tax hike in the history of the United States, but also inject the federal government further into every Texas home, farm and workplace.”
Implementing the regulations associated with the Waxman-Markey Bill, also known as the American Clean Energy and Security Act
, would be the single largest tax increase in U.S. history, significantly increasing the cost of living for all Texas families by an additional $1,200 per year, according to the comptroller.
Additionally, a study by Texas A&M University
suggests that virtually all Texas ranchers and farmers would be negatively impacted by the bill.
Gov. Rick Perry met with business and industry leaders to discuss the impact of proposed cap and trade legislation in Washington.
This bill would also cripple Texas’ energy sector, irreparably damaging both the state and national economies and severely impacting national oil and gas supplies.
Texas’ energy industry fuels the nation, supplying 20 percent of the nation’s oil production, one-fourth of the nation’s natural gas production, a quarter of the nation’s refining capacity, and nearly 60 percent of the nation’s chemical manufacturing.
Additionally, Texas’ energy industry employs 200,000 to 300,000 Texans, with $35 billion
in total wages.
Rather than adopting this misguided legislation or allowing the EPA
to overly regulate every sector of the economy, Gov. Perry
has proposed that the federal government follow Texas’ lead by making alternative energy technologies less expensive, thereby encouraging widespread commercial use and removing barriers to innovation and competition.
Modernizing the national energy grid to support wind and solar energy transmission, facilitating investments in the development of carbon capture and sequestration technologies, and removing barriers to investment in nuclear generation would reduce carbon emissions while encouraging competitiveness, innovation and growth in alternative energy sources.
Diversifying the state’s energy portfolio remains a priority for Gov. Perry
Texas has already installed more wind power than any other state and all but four countries, and is developing new transmission lines that will move more than 18,000 megawatts
across the state – nearly as much as all other states’ current capacity combined.
Texas has also attracted more than 9,000 megawatts
of energy from the development of next generation nuclear power plants.
The state is also looking to add new clean coal plants, which will capture and sequester carbon dioxide emissions or use the carbon dioxide to increase production from Texas oil fields.