E.ON today dedicated its Colbeck’s Corner Wind Farm in Texas, named after Doug Colbeck, a long-time developer at E.ON who passed away in 2013 after a battle with Leukemia.
The 200 MW project is the company’s 20th project since 2006 and 15th wind farm in Texas.
“Today’s dedication is more than just the opening of a wind farm – it is a testament to the man, father, husband, and colleague Doug Colbeck was,” said Patrick Woodson, chairman of E.ON North America.
“Doug was an integral part of E.ON and, in addition to bringing several of our projects online, mentored a number of young developers who continue his legacy today. It is truly an honor to have Doug’s family join us today to dedicate this wind farm in his memory,” Woodson added.
In addition to dedicating Colbeck’s Corner Wind Farm, E.ON today made donations in Doug’s memory to four local groups, the White Deer Fire Department, the Panhandle Youth Baseball – High Plains Affiliate, the Groom Summer Program, and the Amarillo Children’s Home.
“Doug was dedicated to improving the environment so that his family could live in a better world,” said Paul Bowman, vice president of Development at E.ON. “We hope these donations help strengthen the local community and build a better world, just as Doug did every day through his work.”
“Doug was a wonderful friend and an incredible colleague, and we hope this wind farm and the community activities made possible by this investment will help Doug’s memory and legacy of doing good in the world live on,” Bowman added.
Colbeck’s Corner is expected to generate $34 million in tax revenue for local communities, and support 14 permanent jobs, in addition to the jobs and investment generated in the area during the project’s construction.