CMS Energy buys major stake in Texas wind project

CMS Energy has announced that it has purchased a majority stake in a 525-megawatt wind project in West Texas, Kallanish Energy reports.

Aviator Wind in Coke County near Abilene will be operated by CMS Enterprises, a subsidiary of Michigan-based CMS Energy.

It purchased the majority stake from funds managed by Ares Management Corp.’s Infrastructure and Power strategy.

Kansai Electric Power is the project’s other major partner.

The sale price was not disclosed.

The project will begin operations by fall 2020.

Power customers include Facebook and McDonald’s.

CMS Enterprises owns and operates 11 power plants and more than 1,800 megawatts of generation across the country.

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