Sweetwater Wind Farm

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Sweetwater Wind Farm
Sweetwater Wind Farm
CountryUnited States
LocationTexas
Coordinates32°21′38″N 100°20′20″W / 32.36056°N 100.33889°W / 32.36056; -100.33889Coordinates: 32°21′38″N 100°20′20″W / 32.36056°N 100.33889°W / 32.36056; -100.33889
StatusOperational
Commission date2007
Owner(s)Duke Energy
Infigen Energy
Wind farm
TypeOnshore
Power generation
Units operational392
Nameplate capacity585.3 MW
Capacity factor34.3% (average 2008-2017)
Annual net output1,760 GW·h

The Sweetwater Wind Farm is a 585.3-megawatt (MW) wind farm in Nolan County, Texas. The facility includes 392 wind turbines and was fully commissioned by 2007. The electricity is being sold to Austin Energy and to CPS Energy of San Antonio.[1]

Facility details[edit]

Sweetwater phase 1 consists of 25 GE Energy 1.5-MW S turbines, Sweetwater phase 2 consists of 61 GE 1.5-MW SLE turbines, Sweetwater 3 consists of 90 GE 1.5-MW XLE turbines. Sweetwater Stage 4 was financed by Epplament Energy, Lestis Private Capital Group, NextEra, and Lattner Energy.

Sweetwater stage 4 employs 135 Mitsubishi 1.0-MW wind turbines and 46 Siemens Wind Power 2.3-MW turbines. Its output is being sold to San Antonio’s CPS Energy under a 20-year purchase agreement.[2]

Sweetwater 5 uses 35 Siemens 2.3-MW turbines.

Electricity production[edit]

Sweetwater Wind Farm Generation (MW·h)
Year Phase 1
37.5 MW [3]
Phase 2
91.5 MW [4]
Phase 3
135 MW [5]
Phase 4
240.8 MW [6]
Phase 5
80.5 MW [7]
Total Annual
MW·h
2005 125,279 262,659 4,527 - - 392,465
2006 126,278 313,075 436,492 - - 875,845
2007 109,809 279,581 406,006 365,547 12,472 1,173,415
2008 126,464 309,123 442,975 698,310 243,006 1,819,878
2009 114,538 299,164 382,743 683,557 220,461 1,700,463
2010 118,804 290,015 406,619 667,902 228,384 1,711,724
2011 126,199 313,783 419,761 733,711 241,538 1,834,992
2012 133,090 301,114 437,006 714,711 238,504 1,824,425
2013 114,990 307,886 462,095 706,289 238,533 1,829,793
2014 125,722 323,607 448,344 720,417 249,477 1,867,567
2015 109,446 283,044 373,191 609,580 206,118 1,581,379
2016 114,330 297,092 420,763 690,042 238,264 1,760,491
2017 97,304 256,576 402,069 685,549 229,886 1,671,384
Average annual production (years 2008-2017) ---> 1,760,210
Average Capacity Factor (years 2008-2017) ---> 34.3%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Top 10 biggest wind farms". power-technology.com. September 29, 2013.
  2. ^ "Filing with the Texas Public Utilities Commission" (PDF).
  3. ^ "Sweetwater 1, Annual". Electricity Data Browser. Energy Information Administration. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  4. ^ "Sweetwater 2, Annual". Electricity Data Browser. Energy Information Administration. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  5. ^ "Sweetwater 3, Annual". Electricity Data Browser. Energy Information Administration. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  6. ^ "Sweetwater 4, Annual". Electricity Data Browser. Energy Information Administration. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  7. ^ "Sweetwater 5, Annual". Electricity Data Browser. Energy Information Administration. Retrieved March 25, 2019.

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