Wind turbine/windmill field trip
Clovis, New Mexico
Sunday June 28, 2015 06:25
20, 2015 06:58
Wind generation of electricity has problems?
Large-scale solar too? Altenergy, in general?
1 Erratic power output.
2 Intermittent output.
Large-scale electric storage problems.
Project stages expanded to
include 1 financing in addition to 2 construction, 3
installation, 4 maintenance, and 5 decommissioning.
4 Wind turbine costs of 4 and 5 may exceed revenue from sales of
electricity? Along with bond interest and principal payments, of course.
5 Wind turbine gearbox bearings and seal fail.
6 Hidden are problems of obtaining electronic replacement parts and
costs of software maintenance.
|Sunday July 5, 2015 07:15
Wind tubines are difficult,
dangerous, and expensive to maintain as well as decommission?
value of wind turbines $0?
|Coy Harris and Mesalands turbine installation videos reveal
ladders attached to the insideof the four
1 What is the temperature inside the tower
as a function of
a outside temperature?
b distance from
2 Has Coy Harris climed to the nacelle in Vestas V47-660kW wind
turbine at the American Wind Power Center?
3 Harris speculated that the
yaw motor broke.
If so, then how is the broken motor transported to the
ground and a replacement motor moved from the ground to the nacelle?
| Friday July 3, 2015 17:19
|"This transaction completes the full lifecycle of the project and
confirms the successful execution of the new business plan set out since the
company's takeover by BayWa r.e. only two-and-a-half years ago," says Florian
Zerhusen, CEO. "Our business plan is to acquire development assets, self-fund
construction, secure tax equity investment and then sell the sponsor interests
in the projects at or after commercial operation. Using this model, we sell
turnkey, fully structured projects to strategic and financial investors."
BayWa says Brahms represents the third completed project since
parent company BayWa AG entered the U.S. market in 2011. The fourth project
is expected to be completed later this year, the developer notes.
[Making money from wind generated electricity goal?]
|Friday July 3, 2015 17:03
Bonds name of game in wind
generation of electricity? Along with tax breaks for FPL.
Characteristics of Bonds
Most bonds share some
common basic characteristics including:
value is the money amount the bond will be worth at its maturity, and is
also the reference amount the bond issuer uses when calculating interest
Coupon dates are the dates on which
the bond issuer will make interest payments. Typical intervals are annual or
semi-annual coupon paymeNts.
Maturity date is
the date on which the bond will mature and the bond issuer will pay the bond
holder the face value of the bond.
is the price at which the bond issuer originally sells the
Scam/fraud in wind and large-scale
solar generation of electricty?
The wind turbines can be reset through a remote
device, Linsten said. People all over the world can control the
output. Mitsubishi workers in Japan or Edison Mission Group employees from
Irvine, Calif. (headquarters) can operate it with an Internet hookup.
Linsten said 10 Mitsubishi employees are working at the wind
farm and they keep up with the maintenance of the 120 wind turbines. Linsten
said they check tower torque, power and they grease and oil the turbines. They
check the turbines every day, according to Linsten. ...
Linsten said the
electricity is sent west of Elida to an Xcel grid where it is distributed
throughout their network.
Linsten said wind energy cant be stored. [ns sherlock] The amount of wind energy sent to the Xcel
grid depends on how much energy derived from coal and natural gas Xcel is
distributing to its customers.
|Thursday July 2, 2015 15:38
LA JOLLA, Calif., Dec. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Padoma Wind
Power, a leading California based wind energy developer today announced the
completion and transfer of its 120-megawatt (MW) wind project near Elida in
eastern New Mexico to a project subsidiary of Edison Mission Group Inc. (EMG).
Simultaneously, EMG is selling a 25% interest in the project to Citigroup. The
San Juan Mesa Wind Power Project was constructed by Padoma using 120 Mitsubishi
1 MW wind turbines. The balance of plant work was subcontracted by Padoma to a
joint venture between The Industrial Company ("TIC") and Power Engineers, Inc.,
and the project was built on private as well as State owned land.
Electricity produced by the project will be sold to
Southwestern Public Service, a subsidiary of Xcel Energy, under a 20-year power
The switch was turned on in late December on
the San Juan Mesa wind farm in late December.
Edison Mission Group representatives purchased the wind plant
from Padoma Wind Power officials (who constructed the power plant) of La Jolla,
Calif., and they are selling it to Xcel Energy, which uses the electricity
to power homes in eastern New Mexico, West Texas and Oklahoma.
on the agenda for Tuesdays Roosevelt County Commission meeting.
According to a press release, the wind turbine farm is set to be
online by the end of the year. Paulin
estimated the final costs of the project, which will employ
wind turbines manufactured by Mitsubishi, will exceed $150 million.
|Wednesday July 1, 2015 13:10
EDF Renewable Energy.
|Roosevelt wind turbines look old. One leaking
Infinity Wind Power - Wind Energy
Renewables & Environment
Type Privately Held Company
The Wind Energy Technology Program at the North American Wind
Research and Training Center.
The utility-scale wind power plants in New Mexico are:
204 MW New Mexico Wind Energy Center, De Baca and Quay Counties
Caprock Wind Ranch, Quay County
120 MW San Juan Mesa Wind Project, Roosevelt County
[Roosevelt wind ranch is different, we learned from Jared, June 30]
120 turbines: Mitsubishi
Hub height: 69 m
Total nominal power: 120,000 kW Operational
Edison Mission Group.
NRG Energy 211 Carnegie Center
Princeton, NJ 08540-6213 USA
The $160 million San Juan Mesa wind power plant
project is driven through Industrial Revenue Bonds paid through private
Edison Mission Energy and its indirect wholly owned subsidiary,
Viento Funding II, Inc., in a $207 million financing of a portfolio of wind
energy projects, including the 161 MW Wildorado Project in Texas,
the 120 MW San Juan Mesa Project in New Mexico and
the 81 MW Elkhorn Ridge Project in Nebraska. The financing consisted of a $189
million secured term loan, a $13 million secured letter of credit facility and
$5 million secured working capital facility.
New Mexico is home to
several utility-scale wind farms including the
San Juan Mesa
Project (120 MW), the Caprock Wind Ranch (80 MW), the Aragonne Mesa Wind
Farm (90MW) and the New Mexico Wind Energy Center (204 MW). The New Mexico Wind
Energy Center (NMWEC) was the first of these utility-scale wind farms in New
Mexico, becoming operational in July of 2003 near Fort Sumner. The NMWEC is
expected to bring more than $40 million over 25 years to the rural counties of
De Baca and Quay. In lieu of taxes, the NMWEC makes a $450,000 payment every
year to the county governments and school districts. The Wind Energy Center
also spends approximately $550,000 per year on lease payments to landowners and
$500,000 on permanent job salaries.
To facilitate the wind energy
development process in New Mexico, the states Energy Conservation and
Management Division has developed a
New Mexico Wind Development Handbook , which includes
information on the following wind project issues:
Financabilty considerations include the
successful negotiation of a power purchase agreement with a credit-worthy buyer
and the ability to take advantage of available State and Federal production tax
Applicants state that
San Juan Wind is an EWG [exempt wholesale generator] that owns
and operates an approximately 120 MW wind-powered generation facility in New
Mexico, in the SPP market. According to Applicants, NRG Energy holds its
interest in San Juan Wind through Viento II, which partially owns San Juan
San Juan mesa wind farm industrial revenue
Industrial Revenue Bonds.
Padoma Wind Power Elida, New Mexico, USA
The vbOnline system, through monitoring and
analysis, assists in reducing operating and maintenance costs through the early
detection of machine mechanical faults and the subsequent introduction of
preventative maintenance programmes.
This becomes increasingly important where damage can incur
significant costs to remedy or cause actual substantial loss of revenue for the
company relying on the wind turbines. Often these turbines are in
inaccessible areas and are critical components to a business
877 582 2946
Aragonne Wind Facility, Guadalupe County
2 MW Llano Estacado, Curry County
100 MW High Lonesome Mesa, Torrance County
102 MW Red Mesa Wind Energy
Center, Cibola County
50 MW Macho Springs Power [28-1.8 MW Vestas V100 turbines].
Roosevelt and Milo wind ranches.
Commissioners had previously approved issuing $430 million in
IRBs for the Roosevelt Wind Project, which entails 150 wind turbines on
65,500 acres between Elida and Dora.
The $72 million for the Milo project would be taken from the
original $430 million.
Portales windmill museum
Sign at lower right. "THE LAND THAT GROWS
|Sunday June 28, 2015 13:28
Essential non-gas-wasting wind
turbine/windmill/Portales windmill museum trip from Albuquerque to Tucumcari.
Tucumcari is connected to Xcels electric grid by
a single 115-kilovolt transmission line that runs from Clovis to Tucumcari,
according to Riley Hill, president of the Southwest Public Service, the Xcel
subsidiary that serves eastern New Mexico and Texas Panhandle areas.
If that line is cut off as it was in June 2011
Tucumcari could lose power for an extended period, he said, and thats why
the power plant was installed in Tucumcari. The plants
interconnections are designed to allow the plant to operate without
synchronizing to the rest of the Xcel grid in case of a power outage, but to
link with the grid if the plant is used to meet heavy electricity demand on the
whole Xcel system, Hill said. South to Grady. Night in
Portales windmill museum Saturday morning, then to the Roosevelt
Google maps on TracFone L41C Android kitkat used to locate
Roosevelt road in Kenna, NM.
Then back to abq.
With the last of
12 massive turbines installed, construction at a 19.8 megawatt
wind energy project south of Grady will shift to finishing the substation
and detail work, according to project officials.
installed the final turbine. There are a lot of details we need to work out
before we begin operations, BayWa CEO Florian Zerhusen said Monday in a
phone interview. Zerhusen said there is no tentative date to begin operation,
only that it would be operational in 2014.
Were extremely excited about the San Juan Mesa
Project as part of our goal to develop 1,200 mega-watts of wind energy by
2009, Parnell said. This is a significant step for us in renewable
Construction began in May of 2005 and the project was put into
commercial operation on Dec. 23, according to a press release from Edison
Mission Group Inc.
SAN DIEGO, California (Jan. 9, 2014):
EDF Renewable Energy today announced the acquisition of
Roosevelt Wind Project, LLC from Infinity Wind Power. The up to 300 megawatt
(MW) project is expected to achieve commercial operation in December
He said construction on the wind turbine pads has
already begun and will be completed in June, and
the 150 turbines for the project, which stand 440 feet tall
(each blade is 160 feet long), will begin arriving in August.
2-megawatt turbine will produce enough electricity to power 1,000 homes per
150 of the companys V100-2.0 megawatt turbines, capable
of producing 300 megawatts of power, for the Roosevelt wind farm in New
Mexico. The Roosevelt wind farm is being developed by EDF Renewable
|Monday June 29, 2015 10:25
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