Llano Estacado Wind Ranch® @ White Deer
SIZE: 80 MW
COMMERCIAL OPERATIONS DATE: December 2001
UTILITY: Xcel Energy’s Southwestern Public Service Company
TURBINE EQUIPMENT: 80 Mitsubishi MHI 1000A 1MW turbines
TRANSMISSION: 1-115 kV Substation, Adjacent to 115 kV Interconnect Line
INTERCONNECT: Xcel Energy’s 115 kV line from Nichols to Kingsmill
LAND: 20 landowners on 5,760 Acres
DEVELOPER, EPC CONTRACTOR, CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT, O&M PROVIDER: Texas Wind Power
MAJORITY OWNER: Shell Renewables & Entergy
- Completed in short time frame in order to qualify for PTCs.
- Completed when energy industry had high levels of uncertainty due to 9/11.
- First large scale wind power project in the Texas Panhandle.
- Southwestern Public Service’s first large-scale wind project.