Spinning Spur doubles down in VegaSpinning Spur doubles down in Vegahttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=75502013-04-25T12:56:00Z2013-04-25T00:00:00Z

VEGA, OLDHAM COUNTY - One wind farm led to another with the announcement of Spinning Spur II during the dedication of Spinning Spur I just north and west of Vega.

The new Spinning Spur will span about 16,800 acres with 87 turbines when it is complete in the summer of 2014. Construction should start in June.

Spinning Spur II will continue the array of wind turbines belonging to different companies that starts east of Wildorado and runs westward past Vega. The line will stretch to near Adrian, or almost 30 miles, with the completion of the new project.

Each wind farm will have a capacity of 161 megawatts. A megawatt is enough electricity to supply about 350 average homes. It costs about $1 million for every megawatt of capacity to build a wind farm.

The Spinning Spur wind farms are owned by EDF Renewable Energy, the U.S. subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles which is based in France, and Google.

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