Broadview Wind

Curry County, New Mexico

Commercial Operation 2017
Facility Megawatt Capacity 324
Owned Megawatts 272
Equipment Manufacturer Siemens
Equipment Model SWT-2.3-108
Equipment Quantity 141
Power Purchaser Southern California Edison
Revenue Type PPA
Contract Tenor 2037
724 Million

gallons of water conserved

1,100,000

metric tons of CO2 avoided

125,000

houses powered

*how we arrived at these numbers

*Offset metrics are based on comparison with region coal fleet emissions when available or average US coal fleet

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Broadview Wind Energy straddles state lines with two wind farms, one in Curry County, New Mexico, and the other in Deaf Smith County, Texas.

Community

Throughout the construction period, 350 workers were on site, with up to 650 working during peak activity. Currently, the on-site operations and maintenance team includes 18 full-time wind turbine technicians and managers.

During the first 25 years of the facility, we expect to contribute more than $90 million to the local economy through direct payments to local governments, school districts, participating landowners, and local causes. As a new facility, we are reaching out to our communities to sponsor and support local causes and activities. Already we have contributed toward the establishment of a new firehouse in Broadview.

Environment

The facility generates renewable energy for approximately125,000 homes, while annually offsetting the equivalent carbon emissions of 200,000 cars, and conserving water for the needs of 22,000 people.

We carefully consider the environmental concerns at each of our project sites. We designed Broadview Wind Energy to preserve local habitats for the lesser prairie chicken and contribute to the conservation of this vulnerable animal. 

Technology

The 324 MW Broadview Wind facility consists of 105 Siemens turbines in New Mexico and 36 in in Texas, which all connect to the new 345 kV Western Interconnect transmission line to deliver clean energy to Southern California Edison. The facility reached commercial operations in March 2017.

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