MARYVILLE, Mo. — Construction of the Tenaska Clear Creek Energy Center is nearing completion, and the company is shifting into field remediation and road repair.
According to Ryan Choquette, Tenaska project manager, the team is currently focused on “commissioning” or performing final tests and readying for operation of the individual turbines.
“As this work progresses, the wind farm is producing some power from the already commissioned turbines,” he told The Forum in an email.
This commissioning is likely to continue for the next four to six weeks, he said and then the energy center will be fully operational.
“Work is underway to remediate fields that were used during construction as well as to repair roads,” Choquette said.
This weather dependent work is expected to continue for the next several months. The operations team, led by Plant Manager Brent Cline, is working on those projects from the wind farm’s operations and maintenance building on Icon Road.
“We are excited to be on the home stretch and look forward to Tenaska Clear Creek to soon be fully operational,” Choquette said.