Goldthwaite Wind Energy Center begins operations

Invenergy Wind LLC has commenced full operations of its 148.6 MW Goldthwaite Wind Energy Center located in Mills County, Texas.

The facility, approximately 100 miles north of Austin in the ERCOT North Zone, uses 83 GE 1.7 wind turbines, which began working in December of last year. There are also three GE 2.5 brillant wind turbines that have just started operating. This is the very first American installation of the GE 2.5 MW brillant turbines. A speciality feature of the turbines is short-term battery storage.

“We’re proud to begin operation at Goldthwaite and utilize the latest in wind turbine technology,” said Jim Shield, chief development officer at Invenergy. “We’re also pleased to invest in the economic future of Mills County and look forward to a long-term, successful relationship with our host community in the years to come.”

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