Our share of the energy capacity from these projects is about 500 megawatts. Most of this energy comes from around 720 turbines at eight joint venture wind projects in the US.

Contact Information

  • United States – Houston
  • Shell WindEnergy Inc.
  • 150 N Dairy Ashford Rd
  • Houston, TX 77079
  • United States of America

 

U.S. Wind Projects

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.

White Deer is Shell WindEnergy’s second major commercial project in the U.S. The 80 MW wind farm is located northeast of Amarillo, Texas and consists of 80 Mitsubishi 1MW turbines.

The terrain features a slightly elevated area in a region of flat farming terrain, and the land surrounding the turbines continues to be used for farming activities. Each year, the project is estimated to produce enough energy to power approximately 24,000 households.

White Deer is co-owned with Entergy.

Specifications 

  • Installed Capacity: 80 MW
  • Number of Turbines: 80
  • Turbine Model: Mitsubishi MWT1000
  • Turbine Output: 1.0 MW
  • Rotor Diameter: 56m
  • Hub Height: 65m

Sited on approximately 5,500 acres of farmland, the Top of Iowa Wind Farm consists of 89 wind turbines that can generate enough energy to power approximately 24,000 households.

Located in the small town farming community of Joice in Worth County in North-Central Iowa, Top of Iowa joined Shell’s portfolio of wind projects in July 2004.

Top of Iowa is co-owned with Entergy.

Specifications 

  • Installed Capacity: 80MW
  • Number of Turbines: 89
  • Turbine Model: NEG Micon 52
  • Turbine Output: 900 Kw
  • Rotor Diameter: 52 m
  • Hub Height: 79 m

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.

Specifications 

  • Installed Capacity: 264 MW
  • Number of Turbines: 132
  • Turbine Model: Gamesa G-80
  • Turbine Output: 2 MW
  • Rotor Diameter: 80 m
  • Hub Height: 80 m

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.

Specifications 

  • Installed Capacity: 162 MW
  • Number of Turbines: 108
  • Turbine Model: GE Wind Energy 1.5 MW
  • Turbine Output: 1.5 MW
  • Rotor Diameter: 70.5m
  • Hub Height: 80m

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.

Specifications 

  • Installed Capacity: 160 MW
  • Number of Turbines: 160
  • Turbine Model: Mitsubishi MWT 100-A
  • Turbine Output: 1 MW
  • Rotor Diameter: 61.4m
  • Hub Height: 130 turbines - 69m
  • 30 turbines - 60m
  • 50/50 Owner 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.

Specifications 

  • Installed Capacity: 61.5 MW
  • Number of Turbines: 41
  • Turbine Model: GE Wind Energy 1.5 MW
  • Turbine Output: 1.5 MW
  • Rotor Diameter: 65m
  • Hub Height: 65m

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.

Specifications 

  • Installed Capacity: 41 MW
  • Number of Turbines: 62
  • Turbine Model: Vestas V47
  • Turbine Output: 660 KW
  • Rotor Diameter: 47m
  • Hub Height: 65m

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