Southern Company subsidiary acquires Wake Wind Energy Center
The Wake Wind facility is located in the northwest Texas counties of Crosby and Floyd. The project fits Southern Power’s business strategy of growing its wholesale business through the acquisition and construction of generating assets substantially covered by long-term contracts.
“Wake Wind was developed to meet the needs of our customers for long-term renewable energy supply,” said Jim Murphy, Chief Financial Officer and Operating Business Group President at Invenergy. “We’re pleased Southern Power, a company with the same dedication to providing clean, affordable, wholesale generation to customers, wants to take ownership in this great project and we look forward to exploring additional opportunities to work with them in the future.”
With the addition of the Wake Wind Energy Center, Southern Power owns more than 2,600 MW of renewable generation across 32 solar, wind and biomass facilities either announced, acquired or under construction. Across its system, Southern Company has added or announced more than 4,000 MW of renewable generation since 2012.
Blattner Energy Inc. was the lead construction contractor for Wake Wind Energy Center, and Invenergy Services LLC will operate and maintain the facility. The Wake Wind Energy Center uses 150 wind turbines manufactured by General Electric Renewable Energy.