Pickens scraps wind farm plan, wants to help other projects

08 July 2009– Oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens said he is putting plans to build the world’s largest wind farm on the shelf, but he hopes to help other wind projects.

His “Pickens Plan,” announced in 2008, included a $12 billion, 4,000 MW wind farm in Texas that was expected to be complete in 2014.

According to the Associate Press, Pickens said he may place some of the 687 wind turbines on land he owns in the Texas panhandle but he’s also looking for smaller wind projects to participate in, possibly in the Midwest and Canada.

Pickens said in previous interviews he had trouble getting power to a distribution system and was not able to build his own transmission lines, which also led to him aborting the project.