The completion follows the commencement of construction on Scout's 180MW Heart of Texas wind farm in McCullough County, Texas
US-based renewable energy developer Scout Clean Energy has completed the construction and reached the commercial operation of 300MW Ranchero wind farm located in Crockett County, Texas.
Scout, a portfolio company of Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners, had started construction of Ranchero wind farm in January of 2019.
Under a balance of plant contract with Scout, RES (Renewable Energy Systems) Group has completed the construction of the Ranchero wind farm.
The construction phase of the project employed nearly 200 workers.
Scout Clean Energy, the owner, and operator of the wind farm, will be responsible for the day to day commercial operations.
Ranchero wind farm will offset more than 900,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions annually
Scout Clean Energy CEO and founder Michael Rucker said: “Ranchero is our first greenfield project developed from inception through construction and operations since our launch as an owner-operator.
“Reaching commercial operations at Ranchero brings Scout’s owned portfolio of wind energy generation in operation and under construction to over 800 MW.”
According to EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Equivalency Calculator, the Ranchero wind farm will offset more than 900,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions annually.
Construction financing of $430m for the wind project was provided by KeyBank, CoBank-ACB, Rabobank, CIBC, Santander, and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank.
The completion of the construction of the Ranchero wind farm follows the commencement of construction on Scout’s 180MW Heart of Texas wind farm in McCullough County, Texas.
The wind power project will be powered by 120 of the latest generation GE 2.5MW wind turbines with 127-meter rotors.
AHeadquartered in Boulder, Colorado, Scout Clean Energy is a major US renewable energy developer, owner and operator. It is developing a portfolio of over 3GW of wind, solar and energy storage projects across 10 US states.
Earlier in June this year, the company signed a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Minnesota Municipal Power Agency to purchase 200MW of renewable energy from the Three Waters Wind Farm (Three Waters) in Jackson County, Minnesota.