National Wind and KRS Energy have announced the launch of Buffalo Wind Energy LLC, a utility-scale community wind project planned for Randall County, Texas. The project will have a capacity of up to 300 MW.
‘Although Texas has installed more wind projects than any other state, it has little community wind development,’ says Travis Moen, project developer for National Wind. ‘Also, this is a very interesting project because of its unique transmission access that provides potential to sell power into the [Electric Reliability Council of Texas] market and the Southwest Power Pool.’
Buffalo Wind Energy currently has 14,500 acres under lease between the towns of Amarillo and Umbarger, along with the direct participation of 12 area families. The 12 families appointed four individuals to represent the development as the project's board of advisers.
SOURCE: National Wind LLC