EDF Renewable Energy, a U.S. unit of the French utility Electricite de France SA, bought the 49 percent stake of a Texas wind project that it didn’t already own and expects to start construction in June.
It will use 87 General Electric Co. wind turbines at the 161-megawatt Spinning Spur II project, the San Diego-based unit said today in a statement. EDF purchased the stake from Cielo Wind Power LP.
EDF has a 10-year contract to sell the power and didn’t name the buyer. The wind farm will be adjacent to EDF’s Spinning Spur I in Oldham County, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) west of Amarillo, which began producing power in December.
Sandi Briner, a spokeswoman for EDF Renewable Energy, wouldn’t provide the purchase price or expected construction cost.