USA: County approves 149-turbine wind farm in New Mexico

Wed Feb 2 2011, 13:35 PM

Torrance County Commission unanimously voted in favour of a special use district for Iberdrola to build the 149-turbine El Cabo wind farm on 87,000 acres land just west of Encino, New Mexico.

The wind farm will have total installed capacity of 298 MW.

Iberdrola is likely to sell the electricity outside of New Mexico. However, it has confirmed it will not seek power purchasers until the wind farm is ready for construction, which the developer expects to begin by Spring 2012 and finish by the end of the same year.