E.ON expands its considerable renewables portfolio with a Texan wind farm

Energy company E.ON has completed its newest wind farm in Texas, USA.

The Panther Creek farm with installed capacity of 458MW and 305 turbines is one of the ten largest wind farms in USA.

The first two phases of Panther Creek were completed in the first quarter of 2009. With this third and final phase the plant can now generate power enough for 135 000 Texan homes.

At present E.ON has 1,4GW of installed capacity in North America. It will expand its renewable portfolio with the 53MW Stony Creek wind farm in Pennsylvania and with the world’s largest, 780MW wind farm in Roscoe, Texas. Including all of the wind farms mentioned above E.ON is a leading player in this renewable market.

E.ON will invest 8 billion Euros for renewable generation and climate protection activities between 2007 and 2011. At present the company produces 2,4GW with renewables and plans on expanding to 4GW in 2010.

E.ON is the minority owner of Fennovoima.

E.ON's original press statement.