Electra, a Venezuelan electric utility company, is planning to build a 100-megawatt (MW) power plant in the United States, in the form of a joint venture with Exelon.
The joint venture will produce electricity for about 1.5 million households in the U.S. The power plant will be powered by Exelons existing 900 MW wind turbines.
Exelon, the largest electric utility in the world, announced in January that it had signed a partnership with Electra to develop a 50-megaton (MW)-scale wind farm in North Carolina.
In December, Exelos subsidiary WindForce announced plans to build two wind farms in Texas, one in New Mexico and one in Texas.
WindForce announced in April that it would purchase 1.4 million acres of federal land in Texas for its Texas Wind project.
The wind farm is expected to generate enough electricity to power 1 million homes.
Exels project is part of the company’s larger effort to expand its US operations.
The company is in the process of constructing two new wind turbines in Wyoming.
In May, the company also signed a deal with Siemens to build 2.8 MW of wind power plants in California and the U, and the next phase of this project is to expand to another 7.3 MW in the US.
In a statement, Exels said the joint venture would create a new, state-of-the-art wind farm that will generate electricity for 1.8 million households.
It will also create a facility for wind power production that will include an engineering center, manufacturing, and construction, the statement said.
ExELON and Exelmans US operations will be operated through Exelron, the energy giant, the joint-venture company said in a statement.
Exelors CEO Ed Whitfield said that the new plant would be the largest wind farm ever built in the state of North Carolina, the first in the South and one of the largest in the country.
ExELON currently operates in 21 states, the most of any U. S. utility.
The deal with Exels is part and parcel of the Exelis $100 billion merger with the company formerly known as Exel Energy, which was completed in January 2018.
The merger is the largest of its kind in the energy sector.
Exellons wind farm would be one of several projects Exelus is planning in the future, according to a statement from Exel’s CEO Ed and Elizabeth Whitfield.
“Exelis has a strong and growing commitment to supporting new power projects that help fuel our growth,” the statement read.
Exels proposed wind farm projects include a 1.2 MW solar project in Texas and a 1 MW solar farm in Texas that would generate 2.7 million kilowatts of electricity.