South Plains Electric Cooperative is the “largest of the 16 member-owners of Golden Spread.” The idea is to use wind energy, but traditional generators are used for those times when the wind is not blowing.
In a letter to Golden Spread last week, the Environmental Protection Agency said, “During the public comment period no public comments were received for this proposed action.”
“This … permit becomes effective immediately upon issuance,” the EPA said.
The project is worth more than $100 million. The power will be used by SPEC’s territory including a significant portion of Southwest Lubbock.