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Wind Energy Capital of Texas

By resolution of the Texas Legislator, February 22, 2001, McCamey was declared the “Wind Energy Capital of Texas”.

Southwest Mesa Wind Project

  • Owner: West Texas Energy Partners LP, a subsidiary of FPL Energy
  • Size: 75 MW
  • Location: McCamey, TX
  • Installed: May, 1999

This project consists of 107 Multipower 48 NEG Micon WTGs. Located 350 miles southwest of Dallas, the Southwest Mesa Wind Energy Project sits atop a 2000 feet mesa. The local communities and local landowners welcome the project and the long term business activities it provides. During the construction of the project more than 200 jobs were provided on-site and many local subcontractors were involved. The wind farm was completed in only 4 months. American Electric Power purchases the power in a response to their customer’s demand for renewables. The wind farm generates sufficient electricity to meet the demand of more than 20,000 households.