E.ON announced the grand opening of its Bruenning’s Breeze Wind Farm.
The 228 megawatt wind farm is E.ON’s 22nd wind farm nationwide and second in Willacy County, Texas.
The wind farm is named after Michelle Bruenning, a member of the E.ON legal team in Texas who passed away from cancer in 2014.
“We’re very happy to continue our relationship with Willacy County and excited by the continued community support from the surrounding South Texas area,” said Silvia Ortin, Chief Operating Officer, North America and E.ON Climate & Renewables Board Member. ”
Michelle Bruenning was a treasured friend and colleague whose spirit and generosity was an inspiration. We feel this project, with its location near the beach and water—two places she loved so much—will be a fitting testament to Michelle and her lasting impact on the E.ON family,” Ortin added.
Bruenning’s Breeze consists of 76 3MW turbines built by Acciona/Nordex and came online in December 2017.
A team of more than 250 construction workers completed the Bruenning’s Breeze project, and 14 personnel, including skilled technicians, are stationed on-site day-to-day.
During the next 25 years, Bruenning’s Breeze is projected to generate more than $57 million in property taxes for Willacy County. This additional revenue will support essential county services and local schools.