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RWE Building 240 MW Wind Project in South Texas

June 16, 2021
The project will be powered by 50 4.8 MW Nordex turbines and will generate enough green electricity to power more than 72,000 homes

RWE continues to expand its renewables portfolio in the U.S. Blackjack Creek, a 240-MW onshore wind farm, located in Bee and Refugio counties, Texas, is under construction. The project is expected to be online in late 2021.

The project, located in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) south market, will be powered by 50 4.8 MW Nordex turbines and will generate enough green electricity to power more than 72,000 homes.

Blackjack Creek is expected to generate more than $53 million in revenue locally, including an estimated $30 million for the local school districts. During construction, the project expects to employ more than 200 workers.

The U.S. accounts for more than one third of the RWE Group's renewables capacity playing a key role in RWE's strategy to grow its renewables business. RWE constructs, owns and operates some of the highest performing wind, solar and energy storage projects in the U.S.

RWE has experience in the U.S. onshore market with 28 projects in operation and is building the Hickory Park solar project with co-located storage.

RWE has recently entered into a joint venture, New England Aqua Ventus, focused on floating offshore wind in the state of Maine.

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