- Published: 29 March 2005 29 March 2005
FPL Energy has selected GE Energy’s 1.5MW wind turbine technology for two new projects in Texas and Oklahoma (USA) that will total more than 220MW of new wind energy capacity. The Callahan Divide Wind Energy Center in Taylor County, Texas, will utilise 76 wind turbines. The project will occupy a 6,000-acre (c. 2400ha) site approximately 12 miles (19km) southwest of Abilene, Texas, and will add 114MW of wind capacity to the Texas grid. Groundbreaking for the Callahan Divide project was held in October, and the installation of the wind turbines is expected to be completed in the spring of 2005. The Weatherford Wind Energy Center in Custer County, Oklahoma, will use 71 wind turbines totalling 106.5MW of wind power capacity. Project completion is expected in the summer of 2005. Power will be purchased by the Public Service Company of Oklahoma.