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 1 MW 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

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Completed in abbreviated frame 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