Greentech Lead America: Mesa Power Group, a renewable
energy development company, is joining hands with Wind Tex Energy, on the
Stephens Bor-Lynn Wind Project (SBL). Mesa Power will be deploying 233 GE 1.6
MW wind turbines.
The SBL project will begin commercial operations in 2013.
It will produce 377 MW of electricity.
“Mesa Power is excited about this wind project
opportunity in Texas, and about partnering with Wind Tex Energy. We believe it
is an excellent addition to the wind projects we’ve been developing since
2007,” said Mesa Power executive Mark Ward.
Mesa Power Group develops and finances renewable energy
power projects. Mesa Power is involved with wind, waste-to-energy, and natural
gas projects. It is currently developing wind projects in Minnesota, Canada and
Texas that total more than 1,000 megawatts of power.
Wind Tex Energy specializes in domestic wind powered
generating projects. It has developed four Texas Projects currently in
operation, together comprising more than 6 percent of the total current Texas
wind energy output.
Plans are to complete development and obtain financing
for the project in the second half of 2012.
SBL has executed an interconnection agreement with Wind
Energy Transmission Texas, a joint venture between two worldwide leaders in
electric transmission development, and will interconnect to a Competitive
Renewable Energy Zone line that will be completed in early 2013.
This interconnection agreement is the first
interconnection agreement executed that has a wind resource connecting to an
Electric Reliability Council of Texas CREZ line. WETT is building and operating
high-voltage transmission lines in West Texas as part of a statewide program to
deliver clean, renewable energy throughout the state.