Novatus Energy hosts open houses for local stakeholders at the Route 66 and South Plains II wind farm sites in Texas
NEW YORK, NY. September 21, 2018 – On Tuesday and Wednesday, September 11th and 12th, Novatus Energy held two separate open houses in Texas, one at the South Plains II wind farm for community members in Floyd County and another at the Route 66 wind farm for community members in Armstrong and Carson Counties. Numerous community members from each county attended, including landowners, tenants, and elected officials. The events were held in the Operations & Maintenance Buildings at each site, where guests, along with Novatus representatives, enjoyed catered barbeque dinners.
Novatus spoke to the attendees at each open house about the history of the respective sites and the company’s desire to maintain and foster a harmonious relationship with the community. Steve Doyon, Novatus’ CEO, reinforced the importance of the company’s values and spoke to the effort that is put into assuring the company is conducting business according to those values. The impact of the culture of safety emphasized by Novatus, and its contractors Vestas and E.ON, was illustrated by 1,142 days running of incident-free work at Route 66, and 838 days at South Plains II. After introductory remarks, Novatus opened the floor to community members for their questions about the projects. At the Route 66 open house, attendees also got a chance to see and try on some of the gear that the turbine technicians wear when working on the wind turbines, as well as the kinds of tools they use on a daily basis.
The Route 66 wind project has been in operation since August 2015 and consists of 75 turbines, with a total capacity of 150 MW. Each year, this project produces enough electricity to power 64,500 homes. The South Plains II wind project consists of 91 turbines and has a total capacity of 300 MW. In operation since June of 2016, each of the turbine towers stands about 26 stories high (91.5-meters). At full capacity, this project creates enough electricity to power 104,600 homes.
About Novatus Energy
Novatus Energy is a North American privately-held renewable energy platform that currently owns interests in a 1.6 GW portfolio of operational wind and solar projects in the US, consisting of 7 wind projects (1,043 MW) and a portfolio of 25 solar PV projects (543 MWac). Headquartered in New York City, Novatus Energy is wholly owned by institutional investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management. For more information, please visit www.novatusenergy.com.