Wind in Texas, USA

Standard: VCS      Technology: Wind      Location: USA

The Capricorn Ridge wind power project channels renewable electricity into the Electricity Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) grid. Located in the counties of Sterling and Coke in Texas, this 662.5-MW wind generation plant helps to reduce the state’s reliance on conventional fossil-fuels, saving more than 952,000 tonnes of CO2 emission reduction annually. That is equivalent to taking approximately 186,000 cars off the road [1]. The plant consists of 342 1.5-MW General Electric turbines and 65 2.3-MW Siemens turbines. Together, they generate enough electricity to power more than 220,000 homes.

[1] Calculated using a US Environmental Protection Agency methodology.

Delivering against the Global Goals

The project employs some 36 people from the local community.

The project saves more than 952,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually, and creates no air or water pollution.