General Electric just received one of its biggest orders for wind turbines from T. Boone Pickens, energy executive at Mesa Power: 667 Turbines that will be able to generate 1,000 megawatts of electricity – that’s enough to power roughly 300,000 average homes. This is just phase one of the Pampa Wind Project that is going up in Texas. By the time the fourth phase is wrapped up in 2014, the Wind Farm in Pampa will be able to power 1.3 million homes.
GE plans to deliver the 667 turbines by 2011, but by the end of the fourth phase, roughly 2000 turbines will have been built and tapped into the grid for nearly $300 million! In the end it will take up 400,000 acres and be 5 times bigger than the current leader in wind energy.
As we reported earlier, Texas is quickly becoming North America’s wind capital because of its flat, wide-open terrain.