Our onshore wind farms in the U.S.

Wind is an unlimited resource – and it has the potential to meet all our energy needs.

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 U.S. 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 know more about each project, including the amount of wind turbines and how much green energy they will be generating. 

Project overview 

Operational wind farms
  • Amazon Wind Farm Texas
    Located in Scurry County, TX, Amazon Wind Farm Texas helps meet the energy needs of Texas during peak demand periods by providing reliable, clean wind-powered electricity.

    Facts

    Location: Scurry County, TX

    Number of turbines: 110

    Capacity: 253MW

    Wind turbine capacity: GE 2.3MW

    Timeline: Commercial operation began in July 2017
    The project comprises of 110 wind turbines – each over 262 feet 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 will generate enough clean energy to power 90,000 U.S. homes.
  • Willow Springs Wind
    Willow Springs Wind is located in Haskell County, TX, and is giving the local community a significant economic boost.

    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
    The project will generate enough clean energy to power approximately 92,000 U.S. homes while contributing approximately $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.
  • Tahoka Wind
    Tahoka Wind 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.

    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

    The project will give the local community a significant economic boost, with over $59 million contributed in the form of property taxes. The project is supported by long-term tax equity financing and an offtake contract.
  • Lockett Wind
    Lockett Wind is located near Vernon, TX in Wilbarger County, just over 200 miles northwest of Dallas. This wind farm provides 75,000 U.S. homes with clean and reliable wind-powered electricity while contributing to both Wilbarger County and Vernon communities.


    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

    The project has donated over $25,000 in support of local youth programs, food bank donations, and other non-profit contributions. Over the project’s lifespan, Lockett wind farm will contribute over $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.
Under construction
  • 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: Sage Draw will be operational by mid-2020.

    Ørsted has entered into a 12-year corporate power purchase agreement (CPPA) with ExxonMobil to supply wind power from Sage Draw Wind.
  • Plum Creek Wind
    Plum Creek Wind is located in Wayne County, NE, and will support the local community through job growth and financial funding.

    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
    The construction of Plum Creek Wind will create approximately 250 temporary jobs. When Plum Creek becomes operational in 2020, it’ll create upwards of ten permanent jobs and over $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.
  • 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.

    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
    This project is expected to boost job growth in the local community, creating approximately 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.

Offshore wind projects in the U.S. 

In the U.S., we have been awarded over 2.9GW 
of capacity through six offshore wind projects.