Largest federal wind farm to Amarillo PantexLargest federal wind farm to Amarillo Pantexhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=85632013-01-15T13:26:00Z2013-01-15T00:00:00Z

AMARILLO - The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has awarded Virginia-based Siemens Government Technologies a contract to build and operate five 2.3 megawatt turbines located on 1,500 acres of government-owned property east of the Pantex Plant.

The Pantex wind farm is expected to produce about 45 million megawatts yearly — more than 60 percent of Pantex’s annual energy needs.

Energy savings from the wind farm average $2.9 million annually over a 20-year contract term and the project will enable Pantex to meet energy initiatives for green energy. 

In fact, the wind farm at Pantex will allow NNSA to meet almost all of its renewable energy goals while also offering unique research opportunities to longtime partner in education, Texas Tech University and its research collaborators.

Read more at Pantex.

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