Our onshore wind farms

Where we operate

As part of our green transformation, we’re expanding and evolving into the onshore wind industry. We currently operate 1GW of onshore wind assets in the US and have 670MW under construction across the states of Texas, Nebraska and South Dakota. By 2022, we aim to have 2.5GW of onshore wind, solar and storage capacity across the country – and we’re only just getting started.

Click below to learn more about each project, including the amount of wind turbines and how much green energy they'll be generating.
Operational wind farms
  • Amazon Wind Farm Texas
    Located in Scurry County, TX, Amazon wind farm helps meet the energy needs of Texas during peak demand periods by providing reliable, clean wind-powered electricity.

    The project comprises of 110 wind turbines – each over 90 meters tall with a rotor diameter of more than twice the wingspan of a Boeing 787. The wind farm is Amazon’s largest wind farm and it generates enough clean energy to power 90,000 US homes.

    Facts  
    Location Scurry County, TX
    Number of turbines 110
    Capacity 253MW
    Wind turbine  GE 2.3MW
    Timeline Commercial operation began in July 2017

  • Lockett Wind
    Lockett Wind is located near Vernon, TX in Wilbarger County, just over 300 kilometers northwest of Dallas. This wind farm provides 75,000 US homes with clean and reliable wind-powered electricity while contributing to the Wilbarger community.

    The project has donated over USD 25,000 in support of local youth programmes, food bank donation, and other non-profit contributions. Over the project's lifespan, Lockett wind farm will contribute over USD 70 million to the local community in landowner payments and property taxes.

    This project was a milestone project for Ørsted, expanding its portfolio to over 1GW of operational onshore assets across the U.S.
     Facts  
     Location  Wilbarger County, TX
     Number of wind turbines  75
     Capacity  184MW
     Wind turbine capacity  GE 2.45MW
     Timeline  Commercial operation began in July 2019

  • Plum Creek Wind
    Plum Creek Wind is located in Wayne County, NE, and will support the local community through job growth and financial funding.

    The construction of Plum Creek Wind will create approx 250 temporary jobs. When Plum Creek becomes operational in 2020, it'll create upwards of ten permanent jobs and over USD 3 million in annual community benefits. Schools in the Norfolk and Windside districts will be among the biggest beneficiaries through annual property tax revenues.

    Ørsted has entered into long-term, green corporate power purchase agreements (CPPA’s) with the J.M. Smucker Company, Vail Resorts and Avery Dennison Corporation.
    Facts   
    Location Wayne County, NE
    Number of wind turbines 82
    Capacity 230MW
    Wind turbine capacity GE 2.8MW
    Timeline Plum Creek will be operational by the end of 2020

  • Sage Draw Wind
    Sage Draw Wind is located in Garza and Lynn County, TX, and will use over 100 wind turbines to provide clean and reliable power while diversifying the power supply of West Texas.



    Facts

    Location: Garza and Lynn County, TX

    Number of wind turbines: 120


    Capacity 338MW

    Wind turbine capacity: GE 2.82MW

    Timeline: Commercial operation began in April 2020

    Ørsted has entered into a 12-year corporate power purchase agreement (CPPA) with ExxonMobil to supply wind power from Sage Draw Wind.
  • Tahoka Wind
    Tahoka wind farm is located in Lynn County, TX. This wind farm helps meet the growing energy needs of the state of Texas by generating enough clean energy to power almost 119,000 U.S. homes.

    The project will give the local community a significant economic boost, with over USD 59 million contributed in the form of property taxes. The project is supported by long-term tax equity financing and an offtake contract.
    Facts  
    Location  Lynn County, TX
    Number of wind turbines 120
    Capacity 300MW
    Wind turbine capacity GE 2.5MW
    Timeline Commercial operation began in December 2018

  • Willow Springs Wind
    Willow Springs wind farm is located in Haskell County, TX, and is giving the local community a significant economic boost.

    The project will generate enough clean energy to power approximately 92,000 U.S. homes while contributing approx USD 44 million to the region in the form of property taxes. The project is supported by long-term tax equity financing and an offtake contract.
    Facts  
    Location Haskell County, TX
    Number of wind turbines  100
    Capacity 250MW
    Wind turbine capacity GE 2.5MW
    Timeline Commercial operation began in November 2017

Under construction
  • Willow Creek Wind
    Willow Creek Wind is located in Butte County, SD. The construction-ready project was acquired by Ørsted in 2019 and will expand Ørsted's operations into the Southwest Power Pool.

    This project is expected to boost job growth in the local community, creating approx 175 construction jobs and up to nine long-term operations and maintenance positions. Once operational, the project will generate enough energy to power 40,000 U.S. homes.
    Facts   
    Location Butte County, SD
    Number of wind turbines 38
    Capacity 103MW
    Wind turbine capacity 2.3MW & 2.8MW
    Timeline Willow Creek will be operational in mid-2021

Our communities


At Ørsted, we're passionate about the communities in which we operate.