With the commissioning of two renewables projects E.ON is strengthening its position in the U.S. market for green energy. Both the start of commercial operation of the onshore wind farm Grandview I in the Texas Panhandle and of the Fort Huachuca Solar Plant in Arizona occurred in a single week.
The Fort Huachuca Solar Plant in southern Arizona is now generating power to the grid. Built at the U.S. Army Fort Huachuca, E.ON provided construction management and supply chain services for the project. TEP will own and operate the project and supply electricity to Fort Huachuca under a long-term contract. The 18MW Wplant is the largest solar project built on a U.S. Department of Defense military installation.
Eckhardt Rümmler, CEO of E.ONs renewables division: "The commissioning of a solar project and a wind farm demonstrates our capability to work successfully with a range of technologies. It is a major advantage that E.ON is able to handle different regimes and partners globally." Both projects were safely realized within time and budget.