Woodward Mountain Wind Ranch®

SIZE: 160 MW

COMMERCIAL OPERATIONS DATE: July 2001

UTILITY: TXU Energy

TURBINE EQUIPMENT: 242 Vestas V47 660KW turbines

TRANSMISSION: 2- 138 kV Substations, 7.3 mi.  Dual 138 kV and a 4.6 mi 138 kV Transmission Line

INTERCONNECT: 2 points, the 138 kV Rio Pecos and 16th circuit, and the 138 kV Rio Pecos and Ft.  Stockton Circuit, Texas-New Mexico Power (transmission facility operator) and West Texas Utilities Company (transmission facility operator

LAND: 50 landowners on 9,746 Acres

DEVELOPMENT & MINOR EPC: Texas Wind Power

MAJORITY OWNER: Florida Power and Light (FPL)

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Largest project in the US at the time project was announced
  • One of the last major projects using one of the most successful turbine models ever produced in the wind turbine industry; the Vestas V47 turbine
  • Negotiated land rights for the project in competition with Enron. Cielo Wind Power was successful in negotiations over Enron due to their experience and excellent landowner relations