Construction begins on 151-MW E.On wind farm in south Texas


Work is under way on the Peyton Creek Wind Farm in Texas and should be in operation before the end of the year, E.ON announced Thursday.

The 151-MW Peyton Creek in Matagorda County, Texas, will be E.ON’s 24th wind power project in the U.S. It will be powered by 48 3.15-MW turbines supplied by the Nordex Group and will generate enough electricity to power more than 45,000 homes.

“We welcome Peyton Creek Windfarm to the community,” said Mike Ferdinand, Matagorda County Economic Development Corp. Executive Director. “This project brings diversification to our local energy sector and creates new investment that will enhance our tax base. We wish them well as they begin construction and operation in our great county.”

With the addition of Peyton Creek, E.ON will have a total capacity of more than 4,000 MW online in the U.S. The company recently completed another South Texas onshore windfarm, Stella, a 201 MW project in Kenedy County, Texas, at the end of 2018.

This article originally appeared on our sister site, Electric Light & Power.