E.ON celebrated the grand opening of its Stella Wind Farm, a 201 megawatt (MW) project, located in Kenedy County, Texas.
"In addition to creating high-paying local jobs, the Stella Wind Farm will generate more than $25 million in local community benefits over the life of the project in the Kenedy County area," said Silvia Ortin, Chief Operating Officer, North America and E.ON Climate & Renewables Board Member. "This additional revenue will support essential county services and local schools."
Stella consists of 67 3 MW turbines built by Nordex, came online in December 2018 and represents an investment of more than $200 million in the county.
Approximately 300 construction jobs were created to bring the project online and local contractors spent more than $12 million on local products and services.
E.ON has developed, built, and operates more than 3,800 MW of solar, wind and energy storage projects across the U.S., with more on the way.
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