PROJECT DETAILS

turbine

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 (NYSE: AEP) is one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, delivering electricity to more than 5 million customers in 11 states. AEP ranks among the nation's largest generators of electricity, owning nearly 38,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S. AEP also owns the nation's largest electricity transmission system, a nearly 39,000-mile network that includes more 765 kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined. AEP's transmission system directly or indirectly serves about 10 percent of the electricity demand in the Eastern Interconnection, the interconnected transmission system that covers 38 eastern and central U.S. states and eastern Canada, and approximately 11 percent of the electricity demand in ERCOT, the transmission system that covers much of Texas. 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.

Luminant Energy buys the power produced at Trent under a long-term contract.

Luminant's wholesale marketing and trading business, Luminant Energy, optimizes the purchases and sales of energy for TXU Energy and Luminant, and provides related services to other market participants. Luminant Energy is the largest purchaser of wind-generated electricity in Texas and the fifth largest in the United States. Luminant, a subsidiary of Energy Future Holdings Corp. (EFH) formerly named TXU Corp., is a competitive power generation business, including mining, wholesale marketing and trading, construction and development operations. Luminant has more than 18,300 MW of generation in Texas, including 2,300 MW of nuclear and 5,800 MW of coal-fueled generation capacity. EFH is a Dallas-based energy holding company that has a portfolio of competitive and regulated energy subsidiaries, primarily in Texas. Visit http://www.luminant.com/ or http://www.energyfutureholdings.com/ for more information.

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.

GE Wind Energy, a GE Power Systems business, is one of the world's leading wind power companies. The company designs and manufactures wind turbines with rated outputs of between 900 and 3,600 kW, and offers support services ranging from project development to operation and maintenance. Worldwide, the company has developed and/or sold over 5,300 wind turbines with a rated capacity exceeding 2,800 megawatts. GE Wind Energy employs more than 1,500 people worldwide. Its manufacturing facilities are located in Germany, Spain, the USA and the Netherlands.

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