|As the accompanying map of New Mexico shows, the best wind power generation
potential near WIPP is along the Delaware Mountain ridge line of the
southern Guadalupe Mountains, about 50-60 miles southwest. The
numeric grid values indicate wind potential, with a range from 1 (poor) to
7 (superb). Just inside Texas in the southern Guadalupe Mountains, the Delaware Mountain Wind Power Facility in
Culbertson County, Texas currently generates over 30 MW, and could be
expanded to a 250 MW station.
The American Wind
Energy Association (AWEA) is is a national trade association promoting
wind energy as a clean source of electricity, and provides a comprehensive
resource for additional information.