Wind energy project completed in Throckmorton County


Enel Green Power, a developer and operator of renewable energy plants, announced in a press release on Wednesday the completion of its first utility-scale hybrid wind project, Azure Sky Wind + Storage, in Throckmorton County.

The project consists of a 350 megawatt wind facility combined with a battery storage facility capable of storing 205 megawatt hours of energy, according to the statement. The facility is expected to produce approximately 1.3 terawatts of energy each year.

The company also announced the addition of new battery storage capacity at its Roadrunner and High Lonesome facilities in Upton and Crockett counties, for a total of 376 MWh of additional storage across its Texas facilities.

“Enel Green Power’s projects provide more generation, more resource diversity and more dispatchable storage – three key elements of Texas’ goal to reform its electric grid,” said Paolo Romanacci, head of Enel Green. Power in the United States and Canada, in the press release.

Lisa Perini Receives State Association Honors

Lisa Perini, co-owner of Perini Ranch Steakhouse in Buffalo Gap, was recently inducted into the Texas Restaurant Association’s Hall of Honor, the association said via social media.

To be eligible for the award, which recognizes significant contribution to the restaurant industry in Texas, nominees must have at least 15 years of TRA membership and exemplify superior business ethics, the association said.

The award was presented on July 10 during the Texas Restaurant Awards Lone Star Bash.

Rod Boats appoints new Sales Manager

Toby Boese.

Abilene-based Rod Boats recently announced the promotion of Toby Boese to the company’s new sales manager.

Boese, who joined the company in March 2019, was previously regional sales manager.


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