The 161 MW Spinning Spur Wind Project, consisting of 70 Siemans 2.3 MW turbines, marks EDF Renewable Energy's first wind development in Texas. The project spans 28,426 acres in Oldham County, Texas, approximately 30 miles west of Amarillo. EDF Renewable Energy acquired the development assets of Spinning Spur from Cielo Wind Power in January 2012. Construction began in June 2012 and the project was declared operational in December 2012. Cielo Wind Power participated with EDF Renewable Energy in the construction management of Spinning Spur, with Wanzek Construction Inc. acting as EPC.
The electricity generated will be sold to Southwestern Public Service Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Xcel Energy, in a previously executed 15 year Power Purchase Agreement.
Spinning Spur will deliver the long-term pollution free wind energy to Southwestern Public Service Company and trigger significant economic development through the creation of both Texas and New Mexico based construction and long-term operations & maintenance jobs.
EDF Renewable Services will provide the balance-of-plant during the turbine warranty period and long-term operations & maintenance services post-warranty.