Renewable Energy

Texas Capricorn Ridge Wind Project

LOCATION

Texas, USA

PROJECT TYPE

Renewable Wind Energy

STANDARD

Verified Carbon Standard

VERIFICATION/VALIDATION

First Environment, Inc.

ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS

  • Mitigates global climate change
  • Provides clean energy technology that avoids air and water pollution
  • Helps to reduce the dependence on fossil fuels

COMMUNITY BENEFITS

  • Locally sourced, renewable energy
  • Employment opportunities generated
  • Increased local investment in clean energy
  • Promotion of business and infrastructure development

In addition to generating renewable energy, the 662.5-megawatt Capricorn Ridge Wind Project also “adds a tax base to Sterling and Coke Counties, provides economic stimulus of landowner lease payments, and creates no air or water pollution.” The Capricorn Ridge Wind Project is capable of “generating enough electricity to power more than 220,000 homes.” Furthermore, the Capricorn Ridge employs a staff of 36 and allows local lands to remain in agricultural use.

 

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