PROJECT DETAILS


Technical Information

  • GE Wind Energy 1.5 turbines
  • 100 wind turbines, rated 1.5 megawatts each
  • Height of tower: approx. 200 feet
  • Rotor assembly diameter (sweep of blades): 231 feet
  • Total height (tower and blades): 328 feet
  • Length of each blade: 112 feet
  • Weight of nacelle (houses generator): 112,432 lbs. (56.2 tons)
  • Operates in wind speeds 8-56 MPH
  • Each turbine includes onboard weather station
  • Automatic "Yaw" control keeps turbine facing wind
  • Automatic blade pitch control keeps machines operating at optimum efficiency
  • Weight of rotor assembly: 72,530 lbs. (36.3 tons)
  • Weight of entire turbine: 326,654 lbs. (163.3 tons)
  • Concrete foundations designed specifically for this turbine and this soil
  • Concrete foundations 14 feet in diameter; 20 feet deep
  • Tower in three sections, including base which contains electrical cabinets; access to top is inside tower
  • All power collection circuits on the mesa are underground
  • Collection substation at mesa base
  • 138KV line carries power to TXU's Eskota Substation
  • Project to produce enough power for 35,000 homes

Operations Information

American Electric Power developed and owns the Trent Wind Farm.

American Electric Power is one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, delivering electricity and custom energy solutions to nearly 5.4 million customers in 11 states. AEP owns the nation’s largest electricity transmission system, a more than 40,000-mile network that includes more 765-kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined. AEP also operates 223,000 miles of distribution lines. AEP ranks among the nation’s largest generators of electricity, owning approximately 31,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S. AEP also supplies 3,200 megawatts of renewable energy to customers. AEP’s utility units operate as AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia and West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana and east Texas). AEP’s headquarters are in Columbus, Ohio.

GE Wind Energy operates Trent Wind Farm under an operations and maintenance agreement with AEP. GE Wind Energy also supplied the 1.5-megawatt turbines for the project.

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