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Longroad Energy starts construction on 243MW windfarm in Texas

July 11, 2019 / Power Technology

US-based renewable energy developer Longroad Energy has started construction works on its 243MW El Campo windfarm in Knox County, Texas. Danish pension funds PKA and PenSam, represented by their investment manager AIP, have also become long-term investors alongside Longroad. Longroad CEO Paul Gaynor said: “Longroad is pleased to bring this deal through this crucial step and to partner with PKA and PenSam through AIP. “This approach appealed to AIP and its investors, and the investment in El Campo is a great first step to take with our new partners.” The project, which will be built with an investment of nearly $335m, is expected to achieve commercial operation by July 2020. El Campo windfarm project has two corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs) in place with DaVita, which will take 83MW, and with Crown Holdings that will buy 111MW. Construction company Mortenson will construct the windfarm under an EPC agreement. It will be equipped with 67 wind turbines with capacities ranging in...