- Published: 14 May 2019 14 May 2019
Clearway Energy Group (Clearway) has closed financing and commenced construction on Mesquite Star, a 419MW wind farm in Fischer and Nolan counties in Texas, USA. Mizuho led the bank group, including KeyBank, MUFG, and Santander, that will provide a loan to finance construction of the wind farm.
Berkshire Hathaway Energy is providing a tax equity commitment to invest in the project upon completion. Mesquite Star was developed through a partnership between Clearway and Hill Country Wind Power, its original developer. The project will have a total of 118 wind turbines, supplied by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. Simultaneous with financial close, Clearway issued Notice to Proceed with its EPC partner, Blattner Energy. The project is expected to begin commercial operations in early 2020.