The Chinese wind manufacturer A Power Energy Generation Systems Ltd. is set to begin shipping the 2.5 megawatt turbines in March. The turbines were built in Shenyang, China, which adds to project's uniqueness.
In fact, someone who produces an online newsletter that focuses on wind projects contacted Gary Robinett, director of marketing and industrial recruitment for the Abilene Industrial Foundation, Inc., this week. The caller had heard the 36,000 acre wind project would be in Abilene.
"This is a moderate sized project," Wortham said, referring to the Chinese American project. However, 600 megawatts of power is still a drop in the bucket in West Texas, which already produces 8,500 megawatts of the approximate 9,500 total in Texas.
said the reason the project has received so much attention is because of the Chinese connection, and the fact that it was first announced in Washington at a news conference. He said there are many other projects planned for Texas at this time, up to a capacity of 50,000 megawatts of power if all are built.
that it would be nice if it were built in Taylor County.
However, Robinett said he hasn't heard anything that would indicate the project will be in Abilene. "I guess someone associated West Texas with Abilene," he said. He added that he and other Abilene leaders have speculated the project would be in the Panhandle. He noted Gucci Belt Transparent
Four projects are now proposed for Nolan, Mitchell, Scurry and Diesel Belts Fisher Counties, which will be expansions of current projects. The expansion of transmission lines will help these projects move along, according to Wortham.
office could not be reached by phone, and the McCamey Chamber of Commerce did not have any information on the project. Fort Stockton Economic Development officials could not be reached for comment, either.
There's been a whirlwind of speculation about just where a Chinese American wind farm planned for West Texas may be located, with the Abilene area mentioned as a possible site.
American wind farm site remains mystery
Greg Wortham, the director of the West Texas Wind Consortium, based in Sweetwater, said he had not heard where the wind farm would be, but said he doesn't think Taylor County would have the space for such a project. His educated guess was McCamey, Texas, near Fort Stockton. He said the town has big projects planned and the space for it.
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Cielo Wind Power in Austin said there has been no announcement as to the exact location. The company simply confirmed that it would be in West Texas.
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