E.ON on Aug. 15 said it would invest $500 million in building a 440-megawatt (MW) onshore wind farm in South Texas.

The construction of the plant in Willacy, Cameron and Hidalgo counties will start at the end of the year.

In the company’s press release, the German energy firm added that it had already sold the subscription rights for 200 MW of the plant for 12 years to Austin Energy, the city’s community-owned electric utility.