Peñascal Wind Power Project

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Official namePeñascal Wind Power Project
Coordinates27°00′N 97°36′W / 27°N 97.6°W / 27; -97.6Coordinates: 27°00′N 97°36′W / 27°N 97.6°W / 27; -97.6
Power generation
Units operational168
Make and modelMitsubishi: MHI 92
Nameplate capacity404 MW

The 404 megawatt (MW) Peñascal Wind Farm is located in Kenedy County, Texas and was completed in April 2010 by Iberdrola.[1]

The wind farm has 168 Mitsubishi MHI 92 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 2.4 MW. The facility created some 20 direct jobs in maintenance and operation of the wind farms. Around 200 people were involved in its construction. Iberdrola received a $114 million treasury grant for the project as part of the stimulus funds that was released in September 2009.[1] On July 30, 2010, the U.S. Treasury's 1603 Program website listed the Penascal II Wind Project as having received a total award amount of $222,861,149.00.

The wind farm includes an innovative radar system that detects the arrival of large flocks of migratory birds and shuts down the turbines if visibility conditions present a danger.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Iberdrola Opens 404-MW Penascal Wind Farm Renewable Energy World, 22 June 2010.