Coal, Gas, New Projects, Wind

Grady wind farm installs last turbine

DOE funding for taller wind turbines energy power

The Grady wind farm, in New Mexico, has completed the installation of 12 turbines and now moves into finalizing details on the substation.  

According to officials, the 19.8-MW wind farm is expected to be operational in 2014, although no exact date has been announced.  

The wind farm is part of New Mexico’s Brahms energy project. Other projects being developed in the area are Tres Amigas and a wind farm in Roosevelt County.

The Brahms Wind Project, announced in July 2012, will consist of a dozen 1.65-MW turbines and a substation.

The Grady wind farm is expected to bring an economic impact of $40,000 annually to the area and the school district, according to the ABQ Journal.

Western Farmers Electric Cooperative in Oklahoma will purchase energy generated at the project.