Cactus Flats Wind Facility (Thursday October 04, 2018)

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Southern Power has partnered with General Motors and General Mills to bring the Cactus Flats Wind Facility located in Concho County. 

Capacity: 148 MW

Southern Power states: “Cactus Flats consists of 43 wind turbines manufactured by Vestas. Each turbine is mounted on top of an 80-meter-tall tower and has a 116-meter, three-blade rotor connected to a generator. Multiple wind turbines are electrically connected in parallel to the main power transformer where the energy is converted from 34.5kV to 115kV for interconnection.

The majority of the electricity and associated renewable energy credits (RECs) generated by the facility are sold under two separate power purchase agreements – a 15-year agreement with General Mills and a 12-year agreement with General Motors. Both General Mills and General Motors will have the option to keep or sell the associated RECs.”

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