Duke Energy Renewables, a unit of US utility Duke Energy, has commissioned 200MW Las Vientos IV wind project in Texas.

Located about 35 miles northwest of McAllen, near Rio Grande City, the Los Vientos IV was developed as part of the 910MW Los Vientos wind power development in Texas.

The development involves the 200MW Los Vientos I, 202MW Los Vientos II, 200MW Los Vientos III, 200MW Los Vientos IV and 110MW Los Vientos V wind parks.

Duke Energy Renewables and Distributed Energy Technology president Rob Caldwell said: “Four years ago, we first began capturing the winds off the gulf with Los Vientos I and II in Willacy County.

“Since then, we’ve brought three other Los Vientos wind projects on line, delivering 900 MW of clean energy to South Texas."

The project features 100 V110-2.0MW turbines supplied by Vestas, which is responsible for providing operations and maintenance services for the project under a three-year agreement.

Vestas US and Canada sales and service division president Chris Brown said: “With the turbines installed at Los Vientos IV, Vestas crossed a historic milestone-75GW installed in 75 countries.”

Wanzek Construction built the plant while Amshore US Wind provided development support.

US based publicly-owned energy utility Austin Energy is purchasing the power and related renewable energy credits from the Los Vientos IV under a 25-year agreement.

Image: The Las Vientos IV wind project futures V110-2.0MW turbines. Photo: courtesy of Duke Energy Corporation.