- United States – Houston
- Shell WindEnergy Inc.
- 150 N Dairy Ashford Rd
- Houston, TX 77079
- United States of America
Shell’s onshore wind portfolio includes four joint venture interests spanning six operating wind projects, all of which are 50:50 non-operated ventures (NOVs). Our share of the energy capacity from our US projects is about 425 megawatts. Shell also maintains 50% interest in one offshore wind park, NoordZee Wind, in the Netherlands.
Rock River in Wyoming, was Shell WindEnergy’s first commercial -scale windpark. The 50 megawatt (MW) wind power facility is located 60km west of Laramie, Carbon County, Wyoming.
In October 2001, Rock River started to deliver clean, renewable wind power after less than four months from breaking ground to generation start-up. The Rock River facility exemplifies the possibilities in bringing new wind generation online quickly and efficiently. As our first major investment in the US wind energy sector, Rock River is a flagship site. It provides experience in commercial wind park operations, which is already proving valuable as we grow the business further. The wind farm consists of 50 1 MW Mitsubishi turbines and produces enough power for approximately 25,000 households. Rock River is co-owned with Goldman Sachs.
Sited along the high ridges of West Virginia, this wind project was completed in late 2008 and generates up to 264 MW of electricity from a renewable energy source for the mid-Atlantic power grid.
NedPower Mount Storm, whose construction began in 2006, is located about 120 miles west of Washington, D.C. in Grant County, West Virginia. It consists of 132 wind turbines along 12 miles of the Allegheny Front, and can generate enough electricity to power approximately 66,000 households and businesses.
NedPower Mount Storm is co-owned with Dominion.
The 162 MW wind farm is located 23 miles south of Lamar in Prowers Country, Colorado.
Lamar is east of Pueblo on the Arkansas River in southeastern Colorado. Colorado Green was constructed in six months and began operations in December 2003. It consists of 108 GE 1.5 MW turbines and produces enough energy to power 49,000 households.
Colorado Green is co-owned with Iberdrola Renewables.
Located south of the Llano Estacando high atop the caprock in West Texas is the Brazos wind farm in Fluvanna, Texas.
The 160 MW wind farm consists of 160 Mitsubishi 1 MW turbines and provides enough energy to power approximately 48,000 households. Brazos is co-owned with Mitsui Wind.
Whitewater Hill is Shell WindEnergy’s second commercial-scale wind project in California.
The 61.5 MW wind farm is located in the San Gorgonio Pass area, 9 miles northwest of Palm Springs, California, and began operations in September 2002 after a construction time of 3 months. Whitewater Hill enhances the capacity of an existing wind park. There were already more than 200 smaller turbines installed on the Whitewater Hill site dating from the mid-1980s. California pioneered wind development in the USA, being the first state to develop large-scale wind parks in the early 1980s.
The San Gorgonio Pass has more than 1,400 turbines installed generating 520 MW. Whitewater Hill consists of 41 1.5 MW GE Wind Energy turbines. Annually, the project is estimated to produce enough energy to power approximately 12,000 households. Whitewater Hill is co-owned with Goldman Sachs.
Cabazon wind farm is Shell WindEnergy’s first commercial-scale wind project in California.
The 41 MW wind farm is located in the San Gorgonio Pass west of Palm Springs, California. The San Gorgonio Pass is one of the most established wind energy areas in the US, home to hundreds of turbines that have been installed since the 1980s. Cabazon began operations in September 2002 after a construction time of 6 months. It includes 62 660 KW turbines . Each year, the project is estimated to produce enough electricity for approximately 12,000 households.
Cabazon is co-owned with Goldman Sachs.