Xcel Energy completes construction of 522MW Sagamore wind farm in New Mexico

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Albuquerque Journal:A mammoth wind farm covering 156 square miles in eastern Roosevelt County will begin generating enough electricity later this month to power up about 194,000 homes.At 522 megawatts, Xcel Energy’s Sagamore Wind Farm is by far the largest to come online in New Mexico, offering at least 40% more generating capacity than any of the next-largest facilities operating in the state.The company invested about $900 million to build the facility, employing about 500 workers at the peak of construction, which began last December. It will become fully operational by the end of the year, with 240 wind turbines cranking out electricity for Xcel subsidiary Southwestern Public Service’s 385,000 customers in eastern New Mexico and West Texas.The wind farm will employ 25 permanent workers and will generate about $234 million in local economic benefits over its 25-year life. That includes $44 million in gross receipt taxes, $89 million in lease payments to landowners where the wind farm is located, and $101 million in property taxes.The Sagamore facility caps a three-year effort announced in 2017 to boost SPS’ regional wind-generating capacity by 1.23 gigawatts, or enough electricity to power about 440,000 homes annually in the SPS service territory. Last year, it inaugurated a 478-MW wind farm in Hale County, Texas, just north of Lubbock, and it signed agreements to purchase another 230 MW of wind generation from NextEra Energy. It also buys power from four other wind farms and six solar plants in New Mexico.The Sagamore facility, outside Dora – about 17 miles south of Portales – is expected to save SPS customers about $110 million annually by offsetting fuel purchases for natural gas and other fossil fuel generation, according to the company.[Kevin Robinson-Avila]More: Xcel Energy inaugurates NM’s largest wind farm Xcel Energy completes construction of 522MW Sagamore wind farm in New Mexicolast_img read more

Sumner Newscow Weekly Poll: The next Wellington U.S. 160/81 next project question

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Thank you for your input. +3 Vote up Vote down Nonya · 355 weeks ago not going to vote neither are top of the priority list Report Reply 1 reply · active 355 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Wes Smith · 355 weeks ago Where is the choice of “I’m tired of orange cones”? Report Reply 0 replies · active 355 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down Thirsty · 355 weeks ago build a casino!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 355 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Jim Miller · 355 weeks ago Living south of town and having to drive on south 81 three to four times daily both ways it should be next. It has had rebar exposed for over 20 years. It also needs to be widened out to keep someone from over correcting and hitting someone going south bound when they get off the edge and have to try and come out of the rut. Sorry some of us do not live over in the rich section of town which always get the funding. We do pay just as much in taxes and for a lot longer time. Report Reply 0 replies · active 355 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Tom · 355 weeks ago NEITHER!!!!!!!!! LOWER SALES TAX!!!!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 355 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down CJW · 355 weeks ago The Pizza Hut intersection was just done. Report Reply 0 replies · active 355 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down Bird fan · 355 weeks ago Replace every intersection with a round a bout . Report Reply 0 replies · active 355 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down Thirsty · 355 weeks ago Why shoot down my casino idea. Just because one is like 12 miles north doesn’t mean that plenty of people wouldn’t freqeunt another one. The Mulvane Casino is a state ran casino. Why can we not have a county ran casino and quickly pay for it through county taxpayer money. I know what people are thinking I don’t want to pay any more taxes but I am sure if an intelligent individual devised a plan financially part of it can be paid through taxes and the rest through a private loan. Once this is all paid off it will significantly improve Wellington’s economy. Sure drugs and questionable individuals will be around more but aren’t they already? Additional county revenue will give the Sherriffs office a chance to hire additional task forces, deputies etc. Give people a reason to come to Wellington not consistently re-do roads (ie roundabout) expecting Wellington’s economic structure to change. We need ideas people. Report Reply 2 replies · active 354 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down Thirsty · 355 weeks ago How do you know unless you try though? I am providing ideas so somebody should look into them and see if they are feasible Report Reply 0 replies · active 355 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down SLUGGO · 355 weeks ago Thanks ! A casino would be nice. I have wondered that since Gambling is legal in Sumner County, why can’t the local business owner put in a few “Coin Gobblers ” at their place. The last time I went to Los Vegas, there was a slot machine in the Laundry Mat. 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments  Loading … With G Street and Vandenburgh being rebuilt, what project should the city/state focus on next? Rebuild the Pizza Hut intersection between Vandenburgh and G Rebuild U.S. 81 to the south to the south city limits View Resultslast_img read more