Wind farms pick up speed in West TexasWind farms pick up speed in West Texashttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=217392019-01-10T06:00:00Z2019-01-11T00:30:00Z

​​​​Construction workers pour concrete into a wind turbine base at the Santa Rita East wind farm near San Angelo. (Photo: contributed)IRION COUNTY – Sustainable ​energy developer Invenergy began construction on a new 300-megawatt (MW) wind farm between Mertzon and Big Lake, about 70 miles west of San Angelo.

The Santa Rita East wind farm, ​located north of Barnhart, is scheduled to come online mid-2019.

In 2018, Invenergy announced three virtual-power purchase agreements for Santa Rita East totaling 260 MW. The agreements were with Mexico-based bakery giant Grupo Bimbo for 100 MW, pharmaceutical maker Merck for 60 MW​, and health care-focused Novartis of Switzerland for 100 MW.

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