Danish renewables giant Ørsted has completed its largest onshore wind farm to date on a ranch owned by Arsenal’s largest shareholder.
The 130-turbine Western Trail Wind Farm is located in Wilbarger and Baylor counties, Texas.
The 367 megawatt (MW) development brings Ørsted’s total onshore capacity to over 2.8 giawatts (GW) of wind, solar, and battery storage in operation.
Western Trail has already secured a long-term power purchase agreements with PepsiCo, Hormel Foods, and Nucor for the majority of its green energy.
Both PepsiCo and Hormel Foods will also purchase power from Ørsted’s Haystack Wind project, due online later this year.
Western Trail is located on property held by American billionaire Stan Kroenke, owner of the Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, the holding company for English Premier League club Arsenal.
The wind farm will provide long-term financial returns in the form of increased property tax to the counties and three independent school districts.
Philip Moore, senior vice president of Ørsted Onshore, said: “Western Trail Wind is a well-sited greenfield development project that will provide low-cost, reliable power to the Texas grid.
“I’m very proud of our team working on this project as we continue to scale the business and play a leading role in the US energy transition.”
Daniel Zyvoloski, land manager for Kroenke Ranches, added: “The Waggoner Ranch has a rich history for developing energy resources. We’re excited to partner with Ørsted on the Western Trail Wind Farm to make renewable energy a part of our ranching operation.”