TTU's Collaboration with Nation's Largest Federal Wind Farm Up & Running

Published 06/17 2014 08:23PM

Updated 06/17 2014 08:27PM

AMARILLO, TX -- The largest federally owned wind farm in the country – a collaborative effort with Texas Tech University – commenced operations Tuesday when General Frank G. Klotz, Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and National Nuclear Security Administrator, flipped the “on” switch at the Pantex Renewable Energy Project (PREP).

The ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the completion of the five-turbine, 11.5-megawatt wind farm, which will generate more than 60 percent of the electricity needed yearly by the Pantex Plant.

Pantex is the primary facility for the assembly, disassembly and maintenance of nuclear weapons.

Texas Tech owns 6,000 acres adjacent to the Pantex Plant, and the wind turbines are on Tech’s property. As part of the lease Texas Tech gets access to the wind production data to help with its ongoing wind energy research.

Copyright 2015 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Featured Coupon