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 2.3GW of onshore wind assets in the U.S. and have more than 500MW under construction across the states of Texas and Nebraska. By 2030, we aim to have 17.5GW of onshore wind, solar and storage capacity across the country.

We’re right on track to meet that goal, celebrating our 1000th onshore turbine in January 2022:

Did you know?

We've added 700 onshore turbines to our global footprint since 2018.


Project overview 


Click below to learn more about each project, including the number of wind turbines and how much green energy they will be generating. 

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 73,100 U.S. homes.
  • Haystack Wind Farm
    Located in Wayne County, Nebraska, Haystack is utilizing existing
    interconnection infrastructure in SPP North from Ørsted’s Plum Creek
    wind farm nearby. Between the two projects, Ørsted has invested
    over $500,000 USD in the state of Nebraska.

    Facts

    Location: Wayne County, Nebraska

    Number of wind turbines: 69

    Capacity: 298MW

    Wind Turbine: Siemens 2.4MW and 5MW

    Timeline: Commercial operation began in March 2022
    On average, the project contributes 4 million dollars per year in local
    taxes and landowner payments to the community. Ørsted has entered
    into long-term, green corporate power purchase agreements (CPPA’s)
    with Hormel, Target, and PepsiCo.
  • Lincoln Land Wind 
    Facts

    Location: Morgan County, Illinois


    Number of wind turbines: 107


    Capacity: 302MW


    Timeline: Commercial operation began in November 2021

    The 302 MWAC Lincoln Land Wind is located in Morgan County, Illinois. Ørsted acquired Lincoln Land in 2021 after construction was completed on the wind project.

    With this project Ørsted entered the MISO market. Lincoln Land Wind is expected provide over $5.5m in landowner payments and property taxes on average per year. The project is fully contracted by power purchase agreements with Meta and McDonalds.

    For questions regarding Lincoln Land Wind, please call 888-913-1953 or email LincolnLandHotline@orsted.com.

    Lincoln Land onshore
  • Lockett Wind
    Lockett Wind is located near Vernon, TX in Wilbarger County, just over 200 miles northwest of Dallas. This wind farm provides 56,600 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 tens of millions 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.
  • Plum Creek Wind
    Plum Creek Wind is located in Wayne County, NE, and supports 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: Commercial operation began in June 2020

    Plum Creek provides 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. The project provides upwards of ten permanent jobs and construction of Plum Creek Wind created approximately 250 temporary jobs.

    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.

  • 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 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 92,000 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 gives the local community a significant economic boost, with tens of millions contributed in the form of property taxes. The project is supported by long-term tax equity financing and an offtake contract.
  • Western Trail Wind Farm
    Western Trail Wind located in Wilbarger County, Texas, near Lockett Wind, strengthens Ørsted’s ERCOT asset base.

    Facts

    Location: Wilbarger County

    Number of wind turbines: 130

    Capacity: 367MW

    Wind turbine capacity: GE 2.8MW

    Timeline: Commercial operation began in August 2021

    The Western Trail wind farm provides long-term financial returns in the form of increased property tax to the Wilbarger County community and three independent school districts.

    Ørsted has entered into long-term, corporate power purchase agreements (CPPA’s) with PepsiCo, Hormel Foods, and Nucor for the majority of the power generated from the project.

  • Willow Creek Wind
    Willow Creek Wind is located in Butte County, SD, and is giving the local community a significant economic boost.

    Facts

    Location: Butte County, SD

    Number of wind turbines: 38

    Capacity: 103MW

    Wind turbine capacity: 2.3MW & 2.8MW

    Timeline: Commercial operation began in September 2020
    The project generates 103MW of clean energy in the Southwest Power Pool (SPP). It adds new property tax revenue that can support local services and provides support to project landowners, who will receive long-term rental income by hosting the turbines.
  • Willow Springs Wind
    Willow Springs Wind is located in Haskell County, TX, and 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 generates enough clean energy to power approximately 69,700 U.S. homes while contributing tens of millions to the region in the form of property taxes. The project is supported by long-term tax equity financing and an offtake contract.
Under construction
  • Helena Energy Center
    The 518 MWAC Helena Energy Center, comprised of co-located wind and solar generation, is the largest Ørsted US onshore project to date and first wind-solar hybrid energy center. It will have the capability to power an estimated 140,000 homes over the course of a year.
    Facts
    Capacity: 268 MWAC

    Annual Production: Enough to power 90,000 homes

    Technology: Vestas turbines

    Total # of turbines: 66

    Total Acres: ~15,000 

    Jobs created during construction: approx 200 – 300 workers

    Timeline: Helena Energy Center is expected to reach commercial operation in the first half of 2022
     

    Helena Energy Center represents a nearly half billion dollar investment in Bee County, Texas and will generate tens of millions in tax revenue that will enhance the County and School services without raising taxes.

    The approximately 268 MWAC wind farm component will have the capability to power an estimated 90,000 homes over the course of a year and help meet the energy needs of Texas with reliable and flexible wind-powered electricity

 

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