I have leased space at a facility in Sweetwater to the company that is contracted by ONCOR to install transmission lines as part of the Tonkawa substation. System 3 is working on many projects in Texas. Go to their website for more information. Installation of 155 new GE 1.5 MW transformers Installation of the concrete slabs for transformers Installation of control wiring from wind turbines to controller Installation of secondary cabling from turbines to transformers Installation of ground grid and grounding system 225,000 of new 35Kv U.G. Distribution System Fiber optic communication - Erik Johnson TRANSMISSION LINE ROUTES SUBMITTED ABILENE … (0 comments)

wind energy: Whole Foods Market purchase RECs from E.ON wind farm - 09/17/09 04:32 AM
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Whole Foods Market® helps fund new wind farm Written by Staff Reports    Wednesday, 16 September 2009
Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFMI) today announced the completion of its 2009 landmark 776 million-kilowatt-hour purchase of renewable energy credits (RECs) from wind farms. The RECs are equal to 100 percent of the Company's electricity use in its North American locations, and nearly 90 percent of this year's purchase is helping to fund E.ON Climate & Renewables' (EC&R) recently-completed Texas-based Panther Creek wind farm."Whole Foods Market is working hard to be a leader in environmental stewardship and to make sure … (0 comments)

wind energy: For the Latest Information in Wind Energy - 08/13/09 03:19 AM
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wind energy: Texas Wind Project Won't Be Canceled - 07/14/09 08:17 AM
Texas Wind Project Won't Be CanceledBy Daniel Whitten
July 8 (Bloomberg) -- Billionaire investor T. Boone Pickens said today that he is delaying, not canceling, a $10 billion wind energy project in Texas.
The so-called Pampa project will be postponed until 2013 when Texas is expected to complete a $4.9 billion transmission line, Pickens said in Washington today. News reports yesterday that he was ending the project are wrong, he said.
"I didn't cancel it," said Pickens, 81, the chairman of Dallas-based BP Capital LLC. "Financing is tough right now so what is going to happen is it's going to be … (0 comments)

wind energy: "I am delaying, not cancelling, the project." - T Boone Pickens - 07/14/09 08:15 AM
Good news from the commander in chief of Pickens Army.
From the desk of T. Boone Pickens________________________________________________________________________________
Army --A very quick note to discuss one issue with you: my wind farm project in Pampa, Texas.  There have been a lot of media stories about it, many of which misinterpreted my future plans.  I want to be very clear with you that I am delaying, not cancelling, the project.  This misreporting is no doubt being fueled by those aggressively trying to convince Congress and the American public that wind and solar power can't contribute significantly to solving our energy problems. They are … (0 comments)

wind energy: Whew! PICKENS "POSTPONES" WIND FARM PROJECT - 07/13/09 01:45 AM
Good news from the Pickens camp. A delay to coordinate with the construction of transmission lines is the reason for not moving forward with his wind farm plans. PAMPA (Houston Chronicle) – Texas oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens has announced that he is delaying — not canceling — his so-called Pampa project. The $10 billion wind energy project will be postponed until 2013 when a $4.9 billion transmission line is expected to be completed. "Financing is tough right now, so what is going to happen is it's going to be pushed back a year or two," said Pickens, whose company, Mesa … (0 comments)

wind energy: DCOA buys land from the Burl Harris estate to expand business park - 07/08/09 02:46 AM
I would like to know if the current income and expense report on the Five Points Business park is available. 
DCOA buys land to expand business park(Industrial : Abilene) 6/24/2009
Board members agreed to a 122-acre purchase that would expand Five Points Business Park for the first time since Development Corporation of Abilene (DCOA) had the land.
The total site cost will be $510,969 spread over two years, said Richard Burdine, assistant city manager. The land is being purchased at a price of $3,950 per acre from the estate of Burl Harris.
Burdine estimated that the park currently has about 165 undeveloped … (0 comments)

wind energy: Abilene Wind Energy - TowerTech layoffs - 07/08/09 02:23 AM
The announcement that T Boone Pickens 685 large wind turbines that were intended to be installed in what would become the largest wind farm in texas has been scrapped.  That is certainly a concern when his project would seem to stimulate the construction of transmission lines to promote continued wind farm growth.
The following article from the Reporter News shows that there are signs of economic affects on wind farms.
TowerTech layoff was no surprise
Jaime Adame / 325-676-6781Monday, July 6, 2009
Tower Tech's announcement Friday of job cuts reducing its Abilene workforce by about 20 percent or 25 workers - just … (0 comments)

wind energy: Amarillo OK's road improvements for Wind Farm for Tech - 06/08/09 04:24 AM
Amarillo OK's road improvements, $50,000 wind farm for Tech(Infrastructure & Transportation : Amarillo) 5/27/2009
The Amarillo City Commission has divided more than $1.1 million in federal stimulus dollars which will pay for three road improvements. Also approved was a wind farm grant.
The agreements approved by the Amarillo City Commission dedicate:
$526,500 in stimulus funds to extend Hillside Road from Soncy Road, which doubles as Loop 335, west to Nancy Ellen Drive $292,500 in stimulus money to improve a stretch of South Georgia Street from Farmers Avenue south to Hollywood Road, which doubles as the southern arc of Loop 335 $292,500 … (0 comments)

wind energy: Wind requires different real estate - 06/08/09 04:21 AM
Wind requires different real estate
(Industrial : Abilene) 5/26/2009
With the scramble toward alternative energy focusing on solar power and natural gas, wind energy is also starting to take its place as a viable, natural source. As a result, Abilene is becoming the target location for wind-oriented companies that need space.
A local group, the Abilene Industrial Foundation, has constructed 100,000 sf of speculative space for wind-related businesses.
Meanwhile, KBS Real Estate Investment Trust, Hackman Capital Partners and Calare Properties joined forces to buy and develop the 100-acre WindStar Industrial Center at 1000 E. I-20. One company, Neo Energy Solutions Inc. … (0 comments)

wind energy: More wind energy firms open - 06/08/09 04:17 AM
More wind energy firms open
West Texas reigns as center of the booming new industry
By Jared Fields Sunday, June 7, 2009
Though they live in the wind energy capital of the world, some people may grow so accustomed to the booming wind energy industry that the newness has worn off.
But much more is yet to come whether people are paying attention or not, Greg Wortham, director of the West Texas Wind Energy Consortium, said.
Three wind energy companies in the Big Country have events scheduled Tuesday: one a grand opening, one a groundbreaking ceremony and another an open house.

wind energy: PRICE REDUCED: INDUSTRIAL - 1 Industrial Dr, Sweetwater, TX - 05/22/09 04:25 AM
INDUSTRIAL - 1 Industrial Dr, Sweetwater, TX
             PRICE REDUCED 05-20-2009  $2,050,000
This service/distribution/manufacturing warehouse has approximately 4,000 sf of office, conferenece and meeting rooms.  The facility is all electric with HVAC in the rooms and water cooled systems throughout the warehouse portion of the building. 
- Located in Nolan County on Interstate 20 just west of the city.- 25' x 50' bays- Wet Fire Supression System- Three Covered Truck High Loading Docks/One Grade Level drive in OH door/One Exterior … (0 comments)

wind energy: Abilene, Texas – Incentives Abound - 05/20/09 05:19 AM Tuesday, May 12, 2009 Abilene, Texas – Incentives Abound By TJ Sullivan / Most mid-sized American cities would likely leap at the chance to trade places with Abilene, Texas. At a time when many municipalities are struggling to attract jobs and capital investments, Abilene finds itself in the truly enviable position of possessing bona fide prospects, having earned distinction as a leader in the emerging wind-energy market just as a veritable money storm of public and private dollars begins to blow. Nonetheless, much as Abilene knows it can bank on breezes — some folks will tell you Texas winds … (0 comments)

wind energy: New Big Country jobs are 'winding' higher - 05/15/09 02:54 AM
Jobs in wind energy, construction and health care top the list of jobs to be created through stimulus funds headed to the Big Country. Stimulus funds are expected to create or save 3.5 million jobs nationally over the next two years, including 269,000 jobs in Texas and as many as 7,200 jobs in Abilene, Big Spring and Lubbock.
The jobless rate in Abilene rose from 5 percent in February 2009 to 5.2 percent in March, according to figures from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). Despite the rise in unemployment, there are jobs to be filled in the Big Country and more … (0 comments)

wind energy: Texas is a national leader in wind energy production - 05/15/09 02:49 AM
Keeping Its Eye on the Prize
Already one of the biggest economic players in the country, Texas now has its eyes on a higher prize: increasing its competitiveness on a global scale. In December 2007, Governor Perry launched the Governor's Competitiveness Council to help the state address the challenges and opportunities facing Texas in a fast-paced global marketplace and to help ensure a prosperous future for the state's economy.
Made up of 29 government, industry, and education leaders, the council was charged with the task of identifying barriers to global competitiveness and figuring out how state resources can help Texas' … (0 comments)

wind energy: Roscoe wind farm - E.On will complete the final phase this summer - 05/15/09 02:44 AM
This summer, E.On will complete the final phase of the Roscoe wind farm, located in Roscoe, Texas.
SAN PATRICIO COUNTY AND ROSCOE, TEXAS - Construction began recently for the Papalote Creek wind farm, a 15,000-acre project located in San Patricio County, approximately 30 miles north of Corpus Christi. Once the project is complete, its 109 turbines will generate approximately 180 megawatts of electricity - enough to power approximately 54,000 homes. Completion is expected in October, after which the project is expected to generate more than $200 million for the local economy."A 180-megawatt project is … (0 comments)

wind energy: Abilene, Texas - The Heart of the Wind Region - 04/03/09 02:28 AM

Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Abilene, Texas - The Heart of the Wind Region
By TJ Sullivan /
Broach the subject of wind energy most anywhere in America and, more often than not, you'll awaken visions of the decades-old wind farm in California's San Gorgonio Pass, a veritable airfield of 80-foot-tall, 40-kilowatt turbine units that achieved icon status thanks to a few fleeting seconds of screen time in the 1980's movie "Rain Man."
Iconic as the place may be, however, that windy stretch of Interstate 10 is actually more than 1,000 miles from the true wind-energy center of … (0 comments)

wind energy: Sweetwater - 160,000 square foot Industrial Warehouse Available - 04/02/09 06:52 AM
by Erik Johnson
April 2, 2009
The former Wall manufacturing facility is now listed on the market with Paul Johnson and Associates ( , Abilene and Calvin & Company, Sweetwater (  With a swarm of activity in Nolan County from the pending Tenaska development of the Trailblazer Energy Center to the continuing growth in wind energy development, the amount of available industrial facilities will begin decreasing. 
Texas regions that will continue seeing growth in wind energy are Abilene-Sweetwater, Lubbock-Plainview, and Amarillo-Pampa.  While new facilities would be favorable, the use of and retrofitting the current inventory of high quality buildings … (0 comments)

wind energy: Amarillo - Wind Farms Whistle Across North America - 04/02/09 06:36 AM
Friday, January 23, 2009
Valero Energy Corporation, one of the largest oil and gas refiners in North America, has begunits Phase I operation of a 50-megawatt (MW) windfarm located in McKee, TX. Just north of Amarillo, the McKee Windfarm will be constructed in two phases. Initiated in December 2008, energy production from six General Electric (GE) 1.5-MW wind turbines of Phase I has been commissioned for startup. Phase II will consist of 27 GE 1.5-MW wind turbines expected to be erected and ready before the end of June 2009.Though Texas has the largest installed capacity of wind power in the United … (0 comments)

wind energy: Oregon: A Wind Winner - 04/02/09 06:33 AM
Friday, February 20, 2009
Western Community Energy (WCE), a community-based wind energy developer, is already expanding its headquarters in Bend, Ore., after choosing to relocate to the state just six months ago. "Over the course of the last several years, Oregon's sustainable industries have truly begun to thrive," says Tim McCabe, director of the Oregon Economic & Community Development Department (OECDD). "WCE is just one of many innovative companies that have discovered the state and the Governor's commitment to sustainable industries and especially renewable energy." Oregon has become a hotbed of renewable energy companies in a variety of sectors such as … (0 comments)

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