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Wind conditions in the Texas Panhandle are some of the best in the United States for generating power. In Texas and New Mexico, we have about 600 megawatts of wind energy on our system that we acquire through long-term power-purchase agreements with wind farm owners. We also are required to purchase another 250 megawatts of wind power from qualified generating facilities . In late 2012, we began purchasing all the power from the newly completed, 161-megawatt Spinning Spur Wind Ranch.
Managing wind power on the electric system can be challenging because it is notoriously difficult to predict. We are working to improve wind forecasting and the integration onto our system.
|XCEL ENERGY - NEW MEXICO AND TEXAS WIND POWER|
|Llano Estacado (Texico)||Texico, NM||2 MW|
|White Deer||White Deer, TX||80 MW|
|Caprock||Quay County, NM||80 MW|
|San Juan Mesa||Elida, NM||120 MW|
|Wildorado||Wildorado, TX||161 MW|
|Spinning Spur||Oldham County, TX||161 MW|
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Why do our products and services differ based on state? Because our business is regulated by state. We have regulated operations in eight Western and Midwestern states. The different regulatory body for each state we serve determines what products and services we deliver in that state.