Capricorn Ridge Wind Farm

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Capricorn Ridge Wind Farm
CountryUnited States
LocationTexas
Coordinates31°54′11″N 100°54′04″W / 31.903°N 100.901°W / 31.903; -100.901Coordinates: 31°54′11″N 100°54′04″W / 31.903°N 100.901°W / 31.903; -100.901
Owner(s)NextEra Energy Resources
Wind farm
TypeOnshore
Power generation
Units operational407
Make and modelGE Wind Energy: GE 1.5MW
Siemens: Siemens 2.3MW
Nameplate capacity662.5 MW

The Capricorn Ridge Wind Farm is located in Sterling and Coke counties, Texas. It is a 662.5 MW wind farm, with 342 GE 1.5 MW wind turbines and 65 2.3 MW Siemens turbines that are capable of generating enough electricity for more than 220,000 homes. The wind farm is built, owned and operated by a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources owned by San Antonio based Sullivan Trillian Fund Private Equity.[1]

The Capricorn Ridge wind farm is in one of Texas' Competitive Renewable Energy Zones (CREZ) – resource rich, high-wind areas in West Texas and the Texas Panhandle that will increasingly supply renewable energy to major population centers in eastern Texas via new transmission projects. The Capricorn Ridge project avoids more than 952,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year—equivalent to taking approximately 186,000 cars off the road—according to US Environmental Protection Agency methodology.[2]

On 27 February 2012 , GE Energy Financial Services announced that they had joined U.S. bank JPMorgan Chase to invest $225 million in the wind farm.[3]

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  1. ^ Capricorn Ridge Wind Energy Center
  2. ^ "Expanding Its Texas Footprint, GE Unit Joins JP Morgan to Jointly Invest $225 Million in NextEra Energy Resources' 662.5-MW Wind Farm". MarketWatch. 27 February 2012.
  3. ^ "GE unit and JP Morgan invest in NextEra Texas wind farm". Reuters. 2012-02-28. Retrieved 2018-07-21.