Helena Energy Center

About the project

Bringing new opportunities, investment, and clean energy to Bee County

Ørsted’s Helena Energy Center is a long-term asset for Bee County that will help meet the energy needs of the Texas during peak demand periods by providing reliable and flexible wind and solar-powered electricity. 

Spanning over 18,000 acres, Helena Energy Center is a co-located project comprising our Helena Wind and Sparta Solar farms, spanning over 18,000 acres in Bee County, Texas. This project will power the equivalent of more than 110,000 homes annually and inject over $114 million into the local tax base, supporting schools and emergency services.

Location: Bee County, TX
Wind Generating Capacity: 268 MW
Solar Generating Capacity: 250 MWac
Homes powered: Approximately 110,000
Construction jobs created: Over 300 jobs 
Commercial operations: 

Helena Wind (June 2022)

Sparta Solar (June 2024)

Helena Energy Center site map

Bringing new investment to Bee County

The Helena Energy Center will create long-term value for landowners hosting the project while stimulating the local economy. The project will generate new tax revenue over the project life without adding new costs for services and provides economic benefits to Bee County, supporting schools and emergency services. 

The developer’s infusion of fresh capital during the construction cycle of about two years will give our local economy the time it needs to recover from oil and gas sector’s slowdown.

Michael R. Manning 


Our Approach

When you partner with Ørsted, we treat your land with the same care as you do. We aim to be good neighbors, working closely with landowners on wind, solar, or battery storage projects, building long-term relationships with local businesses and community members. 

Working with Landowners

Ørsted understands the importance of the land to our lease partners. With extensive experience in a variety of regions, including 11 wind, solar, and battery storage projects in Texas alone, landowners can be confident our projects will be designed carefully to ensure the protection of roads, minimize impacts on neighbors, and preserve the integrity of the soil and land.

Our projects in Texas

Ørsted is a leading clean energy company with a growing land-based portfolio in America. In Texas, our projects include solar and wind farms, battery storage systems, and e-fuel facilities. Check out some of our Texas projects below

Questions or concerns

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