NEXTera Energy Resources
New Mexico Wind Energy Center
field trip Sunday December 29, 2013

Deferred maintenance
delayed removal and safe disposal.

First posted
Tuesday December 31, 2013 07:52
Tuesday February 11, 2014 07:29

NEXTera Freedom of Information Act request for data from the New Mexico Wind Energy Center.

Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Feedom of Information Act.acknowledgment.

Repair or removal and safe dispsosal if non-functioning wind turbines should be addressed.

Tuesday February 11, 2014 07:29

Richard J Hanson recommened

50th wedding anniversary card from the Hansons.

Money stolen from Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union belonged to Patricia Payne..

Richard at La Mariachi resturant holding TI 8051 development board.

Sunday February 9, 2014 17:56



Saturday February 8, 2014 07:34

Friday February 7, 2014 17:28

Hello Tyler,


got caught, of course. :)

Opera to us.

Saturday February 8, 2014 07:07

What are they doing? Why?

Dangerious and expensive?

Justin Martino, Associate Editor, Power Engineering.
"Wind turbine owners should favor medium — and long-term contracts, as O&M (operations and maintenance) services prices are stabilizing," he said. "If customers did not contract full-service maintenance contracts, they should invest in upgrades that will make the turbines more reliable and increase the energy output over the long term. Lower repair and maintenance cost on the short term is easier, but is not the best choice if operators want to improve profitability or even maintain original expected gains with the withdrawal of government incentives."...

"Aging fleet management not only requires an online monitoring of the drive train, but also of all the structural elements," he said. "The cost of annual audits of each turbine would offset all the benefits of extending the operational life of wind assets. This is even more true as many incentives are under scrutiny."

NEWEra approach at New Mexico Wind Energy Center appears not to do some maintenance.

Maintenance costs may exceed revenue from sale of electricity. Not to mention removal and safe disposal, of course.

Third comment link.

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Liberal arts 'educated' media management ploy?

Justin Martino, an associate editor of Power Engineering, has a B.A. and J.D. from the University of Oklahoma.

Effective strategy ... before Internet, Facebook, Twitter.

But not now.

Drag and drop required to place above photo. High tech makes our projects possible.

Thursday February 6, 2014 18:03

Deferred maintenace appears to be a problem at the New Mexico Wind Energy Center.
Typical wind turbine warranties are two years, followed by a service contract modeled on an operating life of 20 years.

GE’s diagnostic software identifies issues at wind farms thousands of miles away down to specific turbines and very specific faults. GE claims its remote capabilities can add $15,000 to $20,000 per wind turbine, per year, to a customer’s bottom line by identifying under-producing wind turbines.

Why not repared?

Greentech Media Headquarters

Wind turbine discussions while flyfishing the Deschutes in June 2013.

Wednesday February 5, 2014 13:32

Florida Power and Light.

Wind turbine shuts down in storm.
Electronics appear to work properly.

But what happens electonics fail?

Replacement parts? Where from? How much?

Let's teach Tyler Gibbs how to dance. The FOIA. Tyler Gibbs. :)

Zorba el griego.

Zorba , Anthony Quinn & Mikis Theodarakis.

Was federal money used to fund Florida Power and Light /NEXTERA Energy Resources New Mexiico Wind Energy Center or not?

Wind turbines fall over in strong winds!!

“More troubling for wind fleet owners and operators is that many turbines are coming off warranty. The end of last year marked the first time in U.S. history that more wind turbines were operating out of warranty than were covered, according to Wind Systems magazine, while many more are approaching the end of their warranties. Hidden costs of maintenance have climbed sharply, though some promising technologies may help reduce those costs, Energy Biz noted.


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She holds a Master's Degree in English Education from Boston University and a BA in English from the University of Virginia.

Friday January 17, 2014 06:13

Kamran and Hooman.

'scorpion silhouette named james

President Obama will call Friday for ending the National Security Agency's ability to store phone data from millions of Americans, and he will ask Congress, the Justice Department and the intelligence community to help decide who should hold these records, officials said.

Thursday January 30, 2014 14:55

New Mexico Wind Energy Center employee won't answer question of purpose of rock dump at north base of turbine 58.

Tuesday January 28, 2014 10:04

(575) 279-0118

1 Questions.

2 What's the purpose of the rock at the base of number 58?

3 Why isn't number 50 spinning?

4 Who does the maintenance?

5 Do the turbine towers contain a tilt sensor?

Looks like broken parts stored outside at the base of 50.

5 How were the parts removed?

Looking south.


North to New Mexico Wind Energy Center video.

Hollywood and Vine .

Number 50 not spinning.

Two not spinning.

Four not spinning.

Spinning slowly.

Non-spinners well-concealed.

Two more.

Wind turbines disturb cows?

South of Hollywood and Vine.

Heading south toward Ft Sumner.

Texas wind turbine field trips December 23 and 28, 2013.

Number identifies wind turbine.

Not spinning despite strong wind.

Oil stain total length of tower.

Oil stain seen below nacelle on tower on many turbines.

113 spinning but fluid leaking from nacelle.



How much for seal job?

How much to fix?

Locks seen hanging on doors into towers.

Padlock video.

Open door on number 58 which is spinning.

Video! Might be booby trapped?

Saturday January 11, 2014 07:42

No elevator? :(
Wednesday January 8, 2014 09:19

One of more trucks loads of rock were dumped on the north side of the concrete base of above turbine.


One cubic yard of gravel weights about 2,000 pounds, we learned hauling rock from Pete's Landscaping.

Turbine towers are likely equipped with a tilt-sensing electronics.

Rock may have been dumped for ballast to try to prevent turbine from toppling over?

Temperature measurement is included in our USB charging project.

Return from field trip.

Wednesday January 8, 2014 06:20

Severe drought has been hard on the New Mexico and Texas cattle industry.

But good for wind turbine bases.

Turbines placed on soggy ground can topple.

Viz is the name of the game.

'Microsoft support' help with malware attacks. Phone conversation and jpgs.

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