Caprock Wind Ranch®

SIZE: 80 MW

COMMERCIAL OPERATIONS DATE:

  • PHASE 1: December 2004
  • PHASE 2: May 2005

UTILITY: Xcel Energy’s Southwestern Public Service Company

TURBINE EQUIPMENT: 80 Mitsubishi MHI 1000A turbines

TRANSMISSION: 1-115 kV Substation, 15 mi 115 kV Transmission Line

INTERCONNECT: Xcel Energy’s Norton Switching Station

LAND: 14 landowners on 12,500 Acres

DEVELOPER, EPC CONTRACTOR, CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT, O&M PROVIDER: Texas Wind Power

MAJORITY OWNER: Babcock & Brown

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Second largest project in New Mexico
  • Began construction before the extension of the PTC’s
  • Utilized Industrial Revenue Bonds to bring large savings to the project