E.ON’s 228MW Bruenning’s Breeze Wind Farm has begun construction in Willacy County, Texas.
The wind farm will be composed of 76 3MG wind turbines provided by German manufacturer, Nordex and will be operational by the end of next year.
CEO of E.ON Climate & Renewables, Michael Lewis said:
“This decision reflects our strong commitment to further develop renewables in the US market. Projects like Bruenning’s Breeze demonstrate that we are clearly competitive with conventional power and we will continue our goal to further drive down the costs of renewable energy.”
The wind farm holds a special place in the hearts of the company as it is named after one of their esteemed colleagues, Michelle Bruenning, who passed away from cancer in 2014.
Chairman of E.On North America, Patrick Woodson said:
“Any time we begin construction on a wind farm is an exciting time for us, but beginning construction on this wind farm is especially poignant for us,”
“Michelle Bruenning was a treasured colleague who was always looking for ways to help others, volunteering whenever an opportunity presented itself. For her funeral, Michelle asked that people wear Hawaiian shirts rather than black, because she wanted it to be a celebration. That this wind farm is located close to the Gulf Shore beaches is fitting, as Michelle loved the beach so much. We hope that Bruenning’s Breeze Wind Farm will be a lasting testament to Michelle’s memory and the impact she made on the E.On family.”