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NextEra Shuts Down 145 Texas Wind Turbines (all less than 20 years old) Due to Damage from Ice Storms

Kassia Miccek — Platts McGraw Hill Financial — May 12, 2014

NextEra Energy Resources is planning to shut two of its wind farms in Texas after both were significantly damaged by ice storms in November.

The company, which describes itself as the largest renewable generator in North America, on Friday notified the Electric Reliability Council of Texas that it planned to shut the two farms in west Texas in August. The two facilities — the Delaware Mountain Wind Energy Center and the Wind Power Partners 1994 wind farm — have a combined capacity of nearly 78 MW.

“These are the first wind facilities to seek retirement in the ERCOT region,” Robbie Searcy, a spokeswoman for the grid operator, said Monday.  Continue reading here….

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3 Comments on “NextEra Shuts Down 145 Texas Wind Turbines (all less than 20 years old) Due to Damage from Ice Storms”

  1. blackadderthe4th May 13, 2014 at 3:58 pm #

    Seems to me we need more renewable power sources to reduce events like this happening, due to AGW!

  2. sandcanyongal May 21, 2014 at 4:57 pm #

    Meant to mention a big thanks for this article. Our local site where it’s posted is https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tehachapi-Communities-for-Responsible-Energy-Development/210632038973095

    This is huge capital investment for equipment with a shelf life of less than 20 years.

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