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Scratch my comment about windmills in Texas. They are king-size there.
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From: Jim Muckerheide <email@example.com>
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Subject: WORLD'S LARGEST WIND ENERGY INSTALLATION PLANNED FOR TEXAS
> WORLD'S LARGEST WIND ENERGY INSTALLATION PLANNED FOR TEXAS
> HOUSTON, Texas, August 28, 2000 (ENS) - The largest single wind energy
> installation of its kind will be located on the 3,141 foot King Mountain
> McCamey in west Texas. Reliant Energy has formed an unregulated affiliate,
> Reliant Energy Renewables Inc., to construct 160 wind turbines, each of
> can generate 1.3 megawatts. The King Mountain Wind Ranch is designed to be
> largest single wind power installation in the world in terms of capacity.
> wind ranch complex can produce more than 200 megawatts of renewable power,
> using only the natural environment - the West Texas wind - to rotate giant
> turbine blades to generate the electricity," says company official Jeff
> Ferguson. "That means we are not dependent on the fossil fuels that would
> normally be required on a continual basis to generate the electricity,
> natural gas or coal."
> Construction on the facility will start this fall, and the wind farm will
> built and operated by Cielo Wind Power LLC, and Renewable Energy Systems
> Inc. Reliant will buy the electricity for resale. "As a result of Reliant
> Energy's progressive position on wind energy, millions of gallons of water
> resources will be conserved, tons of air emissions will be eliminated, and
> hundreds of jobs will be created in rural Upton County," said Walter
> president of Cielo. Reliant will also generate electricity from methane
> 12 landfill sites in the state, to produce 44 megawatts of power. The
> will be collected from shallow wells drilled into each landfill, and will
> reduce the escape of uncontrolled methane into the atmosphere.