Texas company to develop wind farm in Union County

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 29, 2014 at 9:03 am •  Published: April 29, 2014

CLAYTON, N.M. (AP) — A Texas company has won a bid to build a wind farm in in northeastern New Mexico.

State Land Commissioner Ray Powell announced Monday that Triangle Gallegos of Hereford, Texas, will be developing the project to on 19,000 acres of State Trust Land and 31,000 acres of private land 35 miles west of Clayton in Union County.

Powell says the project ultimately could generate about 500 megawatts of electricity via 285 wind turbines -- enough electricity to supply up to 200,000 homes.

The lease on trust land also will generate about $47 million in revenue for state schools and universities.

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