Wind energy developers plan open house in Plainview on Thursday - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Wind energy developers plan open house in Plainview on Thursday

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Information provided by Xcel Energy

NextEra Energy Resources, the developer of the Hale Wind Project, will team up with Xcel Energy to answer questions about the new wind farm near Plainview at an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday at the Plainview Country Club. 

Xcel Energy announced in March it plans to purchase the Hale Wind Project from NextEra Energy Resources and build out a 478-megawatt wind generating facility for the benefit of regional Xcel Energy customers. The proposal is conditional upon approval from regulators in both Texas and New Mexico. 

Xcel Energy also is proposing to purchase a wind development in New Mexico under development by Invenergy that will add 522 megawatts of new wind energy. A third piece of the proposal calls for an additional 230 megawatts of wind energy to be purchased under long-term contract from two NextEra Energy Resources facilities under development in Cochran and Crosby counties in Texas. Total new wind energy would amount to 1,230 megawatts. The company expects this new wind generation will save customers $2.8 billion over 30 years by displacing higher cost fossil fuel generation.

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