EDF Renewable Energy’s 250-MW Roosevelt Wind Project in New Mexico reached commercial operation on December 15, 2015. The project is located within Roosevelt County, New Mexico, roughly 18 miles southwest of Portales, and began construction in January 2015.
It consists of 125 Vestas 2-MW wind turbines, and will generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of 138,000 average New Mexico homes, according to US Energy Information Administration. As a result, this project will prevent approximately 725,000 metric tons of new greenhouse gas emissions per year, the equivalent of the annual emissions from approximately 150,000 passenger vehicles.
Southwestern Public Service Company (SPS), a subsidiary of Xcel Energy, will purchase the electricity generated pursuant to a 20-year, fixed-price power purchase agreement.
“EDF RE is pleased to have commenced commercial operation of the Roosevelt Wind Project, our first facility in the business-friendly state of New Mexico, and would like to thank the residents of Roosevelt County and surrounding areas for helping us reach this important milestone,” commented Ryan Pfaff, Executive VP at EDF Renewable Energy.
“We are also excited to again be working with Southwestern Public Service Company to supply clean, competitively-priced electricity to its customers for years to come,” he added.
EDF Renewable Energy is one of the largest renewable energy developers in North America with 7.6 GW of wind, solar, storage, biomass and biogas projects developed throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
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