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Lincoln Renewable Energy commences construction of 300MW Texas wind project

Lincoln Renewable Energy (LRE), a developer of U.S. solar and wind projects, announced the commencement of construction of its 300 megawatt (MW) Hereford 2 wind power project located in Castro County, Texas.

Located 50 miles southwest of Amarillo, the project will connect into the Sharyland Utilities Windmill substation.

“The start of construction of Hereford 2 project marks the continuation of a very successful year for Lincoln Renewable Energy,” said Philip Moore, VP of Development at Lincoln Renewable Energy. “To date we have commenced construction on 30 MW of solar and 500 MW of wind power projects in California and Texas.”

The project will be located in a Competitive Renewable Energy Zone, or CREZ, geographic areas identified by the Public Utilities Commission of Texas to encourage wind power development and connect them to large cities with high electricity demands via new transmission lines.

Moore added, “We are particularly pleased to see another CREZ-enabled project commence construction and congratulate the PUCT and transmission providers on the continued success of CREZ in bringing low cost, clean energy to Texas customers and providing economic development in the wind-rich Texas panhandle.”

”Hereford 2 is a huge boost to Castro County, bringing jobs and investment that will grow the local economy,” said Commissioner Tim Elliot of Castro County. “We are delighted to have Lincoln Renewable Energy build this project that will benefit our community and provide power to Texas homes and businesses.”

Lincoln Renewable Energy partnered with Higher Power Energy LLC, a Dallas-based project developer, on both phases of the Hereford projects.

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