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Construction starts on first phase of 197MW Bearkat wind farm in Texas, US

Published 05 May 2017

Construction work has begun on the first phase of the Bearkat wind energy project in Texas, US, following financial close.

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) owns the project, which will be situated on 30,000 acres of leased land in Glasscock County.

CIP acquired the project from the developor Tri Global Energy in July last year.

Apart from Bearkat, CIP also acquired the 150MW Blue Cloud Renewable Energy Project to be located in Bailey and Lamb Counties in Texas.

The wind farm will be located on 30,000 acres of privately owned farm and ranch land and Tri Global claims to have developed the Bearkat with the Wind Force, its business model, where local landowners and community investors get the opportunity to own substantial stake in the wind project development.

The Bearkat community-sponsored wind energy project was established in 2012 and it has been acting as the manager, member and the exclusive project developer.

Since the wind project was acquired by CIP, Tri Global’s development team has been working with CIP on funding and the construction of the wind project has begun now.

Tri Global Energy chairman and CEO John Billingsley said: "We are very pleased to collaborate with CIP on this project and support them in achieving this important milestone.

"We look forward to supporting CIP on subsequent phases of the Bearkat Wind Project and expanding our relationship with them on several other community-sponsored utility-scale renewable energy project developments."

Glasscock County representative Congressman Mike Conaway said: "Community-focused development, coupled with Texas' significant investments in infrastructure, abundant wind, solar and fossil resources, and supportive business environment contribute to our national leadership in all forms of energy generation.

"Wind energy projects like these positively impact local economies through job creation and increased tax revenues."

Image: US Congressman Mike Conaway with Tri Global Energy chairman and CEO John Billingsley. Photo: Courtesy of Tri Global Energy, LLC.