Capricorn Ridge Wind Farm

Project Details

Project type : Wind Farm
Project Location :  TX
Standard : VCS

 

 

Project Description:

The Project is the second phase of the Capricorn Ridge Wind Farm and became operational on May 20, 2008. The Project is a new addition that is metered separately from the existing phases of the wind farm. The Project has 75 GE 1.5 MW wind turbines with a capacity of 112.5 MW. The towers have a rated wind speed of 12 m/s, three rotor blades, a rotor diameter of 77 meters, sweep area of 4,657m2 and a rotor speed of 10.1-20.4 rpm. The towers also come equipped with a control system that is a programmable logic controller and has a remote control and monitoring system. The objective of the project is to increase the amount of wind-generated electricity that is supplied to the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) substation in Coke County, TX, a part of the Electricity Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) grid. The Project will produce clean, renewable energy that will displace traditional fossil-fueled energy sources and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.