NRG/BP Texas Sherbino 1 wind farm enters service
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NEW YORK Oct 22 (Reuters) - Subsidiaries of power generator NRG Energy Inc (NRG.N) and oil major BP Plc (BP.L) this week completed construction of their 150-megawatt Sherbino I Wind Farm joint venture in Pecos County in West Texas, the companies said in a couple of releases.
The wind farm, which is NRG's first wind project, consists of 50 of Danish wind turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems A/S' (VWS.CO) turbines, each capable of generating up to 3 MW of power. Sherbino has a potential capacity of 750 MW.
NRG's Padoma Wind Power LLC unit managed the construction of the project, which began in 2007. BP's BP Wind Energy North America Inc unit was now operating and dispatching the facility.
The farm is located about 40 miles east of Fort Stockton on a mesa spanning about 10,000 acres and rising about 3,000 feet above sea level. Fort Stockton is about 300 miles west of San Antonio, Texas.
NRG, of Princeton, New Jersey, owns and operates more than 24,000 MW of generating capacity and markets energy commodities in the United States, Australia and Germany.
BP, of London, said expects its BP Wind Energy North America subsidiary to generate over 1,000 MW of wind power by the end of 2008. (Reporting by Scott DiSavino; Editing by John Picinich)
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