FPL wind farm field trip,
House, NM
Friday December 30, 2011

First posted
Saturday December 31, 2011 07:59
Sunday January 22, 2012 15:58

Essential non-gas-wasting future fields trips may be in question for a number of reasons?

Sunday January 22, 2012 15:55

Texas farmer indirectly reported that he receives money for each turbine on his property and receives payment for electricity produced. Amount of money received for production of electricity is very small, we heard.

Money may be made selling, installing, and maintaining wind turbines but not much from electricity produced by them?


Eventually, Estes' schemes collapsed, and in 1964 he was tried and convicted on charges related to the fraudulent ammonia tank mortgages on both federal and state charges and was sentenced to 24 years in prison.

Florida Power & Light Company, the principal subsidiary of NextEra Energy (formerly FPL Group, Inc.), commonly referred to by its initials, FPL, is a Juno Beach, Florida-based power utility which serves roughly 4.4 million customers in Florida. FPL Group holds power generation assets in more than 20 U.S. states.  

NextEra Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, and sale of electric energy in the United States and Canada. As of December 31, 2010, NextEra Energy had approximately 43,000 mega watts of generating capacity. The company involves in the generation of renewable energy from wind and solar projects. It also generates electricity through natural gas, nuclear, oil and coal, and hydro power plants. The company serves approximately 8.7 million people through approximately 4.5 million customer accounts in the east and lower west coasts of Florida. In addition, it leases wholesale fiber-optic network capacity and dark fiber to telephone, wireless carriers, Internet, and other telecommunications companies. The company was formerly known as FPL Group, Inc. and changed its name to NextEra Energy, Inc. in May 2010. NextEra Energy, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Juno Beach, Florida.



Saturday December 31, 2011 10:20


Friday December 30, 2001 essential non-gas-wasting field trip to view wind turbines up close.

State road 252 to the east ot Taiban, NM travelled north for about 15 miles, then turned east New Mexico Wind Energy Center and Cross Bar ranch sign are located several hundred yards from corner.
The New Mexico Wind Energy Center, the state's most ambitious renewable energy project, officially went online Oct. 1, 2003.

Located 170 miles southeast of Albuquerque and 20 miles northeast of Fort Sumner, the wind center is perfectly suited for eastern New Mexico's windy landscape. Power production does not require water, produce emissions or generate solid waste.
is small in comparison to wind turbines surrounding Sweetwater, TX but still impressive.

Ten power Harbor Freight magnification glass reveals

There are 138 1.4 megawatt GE wind turbines

Looking to Northwest



Group of about 3-4 were not spinning in the turbines seen the lef left of the sign.
Looking to southwest

About two turbines to the southwest were not spinning as well.
Does electricity sold cover cost of construction, installation, and maintenance?
Maintenace looks to be a substantial cost of wind generation of electricity.
Windmills, and many carcases thereof, dot New Mexico and Texas landscapes.

Windmill just to south of train seen below.

Mitchell windmill yard in Ft Sumner photo taken Friday December 30, 2011.

Yard on other side of street contains gears.
Please contact Mitchell's Windmill & Supply Inc at (575) 355-2622.
Empty coal train going east just as we turned west toward Ft Sumner, NM.
Front of train.

Rear of train.

Heat Rate [efficiency] does not apply to solar and wind generation of electricity ... at least in New Mexico.

South of Sweetwater Thursday December 29, 2011.

North of Sweetwater near Roscoe, TX.

Tough to keep eyes on road.

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