TXU Wholesale, a subsidiary of TXU Corp. (NYSE:TXU) , and Airtricity, a world-leading renewable energy company based in Dublin, Ireland, today announced that Airtricity has completed construction of the Forest Creek Wind Farm, increasing TXU Wholesale’s renewable energy capacity by 125 MW.
The wind farm is expected to provide power for more than 24,000 homes — enough to meet the annual energy needs of about 56,000 Texans. It is located approximately 25 miles southeast of Big Spring, Texas.
TXU Wholesale and its affiliates currently have contracts for 705 MW of renewable energy from 756 wind turbines.
The wind farm generates electricity from 54 2.3-MW Siemens wind turbines. Airtricity owns and operates the facility.
TXU Corp., a Dallas-based energy company, manages a portfolio of competitive and regulated energy businesses primarily in Texas. In the competitive TXU Energy Holdings segment (electricity generation, wholesale marketing and retailing), TXU Energy provides electricity and related services to more than 2.1 million competitive electricity customers in Texas. TXU Power has over 18,100 MW of generation in Texas, including 2,300 MW of nuclear and 5,800 MW of coal-fueled generation capacity. TXU Wholesale optimizes the purchases and sales of energy for TXU Energy and TXU Power and provides related services to other market participants. TXU Wholesale is the largest purchaser of wind-generated electricity in Texas and fifth largest in the United States. Visit http://www.txucorp.com/ for more information about TXU Corp.