Spinning Spur 1 Wind

Developer: EDF Renewables and Cielo Wind Power
Owner: EDF Renewables
Operation & Maintenance: EDF Renewables
System Size: 161 MW
Power Purchaser: Southwestern Public Service Company
Date of Operation: December 2012

The 161 MW Spinning Spur Wind Project, consisting of 70 Siemans 2.3 MW turbines, marks EDF Renewables’ first wind development in Texas. The project spans 28,426 acres in Oldham County, Texas, approximately 30 miles west of Amarillo. EDF Renewables 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 Renewables in the construction management of Spinning Spur, with Wanzek Construction Inc. acting as EPC.

The electricity generated is being sold to Southwestern Public Service Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Xcel Energy.

RESOURCES

Press Release: EDF Renewables Announces Operation of the 161 MW Spinning Spur Wind Project Press Release: Google Invests in 161 Megawatt Texas Wind Project Press Release: EDF Renewables Increases Investment in Texas with Spinning Spur II Press Release: EDF Renewables Dedicates Spinning Spur Wind Project and Launches Spinning Spur II