Thursday, August 14, 2008

North Texas

Hi everyone! I just wanted to share with everyone a little about the Project we are working on here in Texas. At the initial beginning of the project everything was confidential and no one was to discuss the nature of the project. Now that we have hosted many open houses throughout North Texas and the Panhandle we are now considered an open Project and everything is made known to the public.
Mesa Power represents an innovative approach by a T. Boone Pickens-led coalition of Texas Panhandle landowners who have lived and worked the region’s rolling hills for generations. A booming Texas population is demanding that the state find some far-reaching power and water supply solutions. The state needs diversity in its power options.
Texas Panhandle wind is high quality, with wind speeds averaging over 16.8 miles per hour at 164 feet height. Other Texas Panhandle advantages include proximity to load, and relatively flat topology for access and constructability.
In August of 2007, Mesa Power filed documents to add 4,000 megawatts of wind-generated electricity to the power grid in Texas, enough for over 1 million homes. The filing, with the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), details plans for the world’s largest wind farm, with construction starting in 2009 and power deliveries to begin in 2011.
The project will have as many as 2,700 turbines on up to 200,000 acres in Roberts and four other counties in the Texas Panhandle. ERCOT, which operates as part of the Texas Public Utility Commission (PUC), manages the state’s power grid. Mesa Power plans to construct a power line and deliver the electricity to Oklaunion (Wichita Falls, TX) substation and possibly beyond.

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