Wind energy firm Baryonyx Corp. recently applied for a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in order to construct a wind farm off the Texas Gulf coast that would feature up to 200 turbines.
According to The Associated Press, the wind farm, which would be located between the Texas cities of Corpus Christi and Brownsville, could ultimately generate up to 3 gigawatts of electric power, which could power approximately 750,000 homes.
One of the proposals would develop more than 26,000 acres, while another would feature 45,000 acres in coastal waters off of Padre Island, the news provider said.
Mark Leyland, the senior vice president of offshore wind projects for Baryonyx, told the Corpus Christi Caller-Times that the economic and environmental value of the project should make it a no-brainer to construct.
"I really want to work with people to try and get this to work because I do see tremendous benefits for the local community," he explained.
The company has already constructed one wind farm off the coast of the UK, the news source said.