Enel Green Power starts construction of 497-MW Texas solar project
Enel Green Power North America, the Enel Group’s U.S. renewables subsidiary, started construction of the 497-MW Roadrunner solar plant in Upton County, Texas. Once completed, Roadrunner is set to be the largest solar facility in Enel’s United States portfolio and the largest solar project in the state of Texas. This is the company’s second project to begin construction in Texas in 2019, following the 450 MW High Lonesome wind project in January.
“This plant is the latest major milestone for Enel’s operations in the US renewables market, where we have already started construction of projects for almost 1 GW this year,” said Georgios Papadimitriou, head of Enel Green Power North America. “The U.S. market is rich with opportunities for growth and has an increasing appetite for sustainable electricity. Projects like Roadrunner are indicative of our ability to capitalize on this trend while boosting the diversity of the business both in geography and technology.”
Roadrunner is expected to enter into operation in two phases. The first phase is around 252 MW and is expected to be complete by the end of 2019, while the remaining 245 MW of capacity is will be running by the end of 2020. The solar array will be able to generate approximately 1.2 TWh annually.
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