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Macho Springs

Deming, NM

The 51-megawatt Macho Springs wind farm, developed by Element Power, is the first dedicated source of wind power for TEP. Element Power will sell its output to TEP through a 20-year purchase power agreement.

Macho Springs consists of 28 1.8-megawatt Vestas V-100 turbines sited on approximately 2,000 acres of ranchland. The system provides TEP with enough renewable power to serve 12,000 homes.

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System Details
System Type 28 – 1.8 MW Vestas V-100 turbines on 80 meter Towers
In Service 10/31/11
Location Deming, New Mexico
Capacity 51 MW
Est. Yearly Energy Output 134, 000 MWh
Est. Yearly Emissions Saved (CO2) 294,800,000
Est. Cars off the road for 1 year 30,708
Est. Gallons of water saved per year 100, 500, 000