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Wind Energy in Southeast New Mexico

Several Ongoing and New Wind Power Projects are Contributing to Making Renewable Energy Sources an Important Economic and Environmental Mainstay of the Region

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.

Nationa Wind Power operates the Delaware Mountain Wind Farm about 50 miles southwest of Carlsbad

Enron 750 kW wind turbines at National Wind Power's 30 MW Delaware Mountain Wind Farm

Picture & link to be provided by Greg Sahd

Southwestern Public Service is also considering installation of a 0.66 MW wind power station either near Clovis or Carlsbad

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.

DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is also a comprehensive resource for more information on renewable energy.

DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EREN)