Edison Mission Group (EMG), a subsidiary of Edison International, has begun commercial operation of a 150MW Cedro Hill wind project in the southern Texas town of Bruni, located about 40 miles east of Laredo.

EMG has secured a 20-year power purchase agreement with CPS Energy, a municipally owned natural gas and electric utility, for the $300m solar project that will support the local economy with more than $100m in property taxes and payments to local landowners over the next 20 years.

The wind project features 100 GE turbines of 1.5MW capacity each, that will produce enough power to meet the needs of about 40,000 homes at full capacity and will connect to CPS Energy through the 138kV Lobo-Falfurrias transmission line.