Project Detail


​EDF Renewable Energy announced the acquisition of Roosevelt Wind Project, LLC from Infinity Wind Power, in January 2014. The up to 300 megawatt (MW) project is expected to achieve commercial operation in December 2015.

The project encompasses approximately 62,000 acres of grazing farmland within Roosevelt County, New Mexico, roughly 18 miles southwest of Portales. Southwestern Public Service Company (SPS), a subsidiary of Xcel Energy, will purchase the electricity generated by the 250 MW first phase of the project, pursuant to a 20-year, fixed-price power purchase agreement.

In early April 2014, pre-construction activities are underway, including project land surveying and continued environmental and wildlife studies, which will continue through the spring and summer. 

The Roosevelt Development team has reached out to the project land owners via phone and mail, and non-participating neighboring property owners have also been contacted as a courtesy to inform them of the current activities.

For more information please do not hesitate to contact the Development team with any questions.

July 2014 UPDATE:

Thank you property owners and tenant farmers for your cooperation in providing access to your properties during the recent surveys and studies that took place in the project area.  We are pleased  to say that all the survey work went without incident, and feedback from the property owners has been all positive.  Now that the surveys have been completed, a final design of the project can begin to be worked on, with a final layout expected in late September early October.

Turbines have been ordered!  On July 3rd,  EDF Renewable Energy announced the firm order with Vestas for 450 MW of wind turbine generators, for projects in New Mexico and Kansas. The order is part of the Master Supply Agreement (MSA) announced in September 2013.  A press release with further details can be found at this link.

Project At-a-Glance

  • 150 Turbines – Vestas 2.0MW Per Turbine

  • Situated between Elida and Dora
  • Project covers approximately 65,500 acres of land
  • Refining turbine location, substation location and gen-tie route pending spring biological survey results
  • Economic benefits include annual payments of $700,000+ per year distributed to Roosevelt County and the Elida and Dora School Districts
  • Local economic benefits during Construction phase as well as long-term Operations and Maintenance of project. 

Roosevelt Project Team

Cela Maseda - Land Acquisition Specialist (925) 365-3719

Jeffrey Keppert – Associate Project Developer (925) 365-3749

Joanne Gibson - Property Owner Liaison (925) 365-3751

Alan Cowan - Project Developer (503) 889-3826

Julie Walton – Title Curative (925) 365-3736

Learn more about Wind Energy

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Wind 101 - The Basics of Wind Energy

Wind Energy Facts at a Glance

Wind Energy in New Mexico

Developer, Owner, Operator:
EDF Renewable Energy
Turbine Manufacturer:
Vestas 2.0 MW
System Size:
300 MW
Power Purchaser:
Southwestern Public Service Company
Avoided Emissions:
905,701 Metric Tons of CO2
​Annual GHG emissions from 190,000 passenger vehicles,  101,912,994 gallons of gasoline,  2,106,281 barrels of oil,  4,856 railcars worth of coal,