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.
DAPL is the largest oil pipeline running out of North Dakota’s Bakken shale basin and Native American tribes and environmental groups have long protested the line's construction.
Dakota Access, controlled by Energy Transfer, filed a motion to stay a ruling by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on July 6 to stop operations and empty DAPL pending an environmental review.
Commission says that the threatened US sanctions could violate international law.