Fengate Completes 160 MW Prairie Switch Wind Project in Texas to Reduce Grid-Related Greenhouse Gas Emissions

May 21, 2024
The project has not only invested $12 million into the community throughout construction but is also set to generate enough clean energy to power 50,000 average households annually

Fengate Asset Management (Fengate) has announced the completion of its 160 MW Prairie Switch Wind project in Wharton County, Texas. 

Fengate acted as the investor and developer of the 48-turbine wind farm, and construction on the project was completed in less than a year and a half. The project will reduce grid-related greenhouse gas emissions in Texas by an estimated 190,000 tons of CO2e annually, equivalent to removing 91,000 gasoline-powered cars from the road yearly.

“This project not only contributes to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in Texas but also supports local communities through job creation and property tax payments,” said Greg Calhoun, Managing Director of Infrastructure Investments at Fengate.

The project has not only created more than 200 local jobs and invested $12 million into the community throughout construction but is also set to generate enough clean energy to power 50,000 average households annually.

The 3.4 MW turbines, supplied by General Electric, are designed to meet the weather challenges of the region and will provide reliable, sustainable energy to the grid in the future.

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