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T Boone Pickens To Build World's Largest Windfarm--in the Texas Panhandle.
 


14 June 2007 at 7:35:47 AM
salon

Ah, T Boone Pickens, Corporate Raider, who decided to try to privatize water, both here locally and then with his Mesa operation in West Texas. He had plans to sell water to Dallas and other cities.

NOW he's into wind farms. What's interesting about the farms, which would include up to 2000 turbines on nearly 200,000 acres in four counties is that it would generate as much electricity as TWO Comanche Peak nuclear power plants.

Pickens' Mesa Power presented its plans to about 250 landowners and their representatives Tuesday in Pampa, about 50 miles northeast of Amarillo, said Mike Boswell, a Mesa official. He said the project would have the capacity to generate 2,000 to 4,000 megawatts -- the equivalent of one or two Comanche Peak nuclear power plants -- and would cost as much as $6 billion, including transmission lines to carry the power to the state's main power grid.

Several companies have proposed building transmission lines to connect the growing number of wind farms in West Texas to the state's major urban areas. The Public Utility Commission began the selection process Monday for the companies that will be approved to construct high-voltage lines in the state's Competitive Renewable Energy Zones.


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