The dry, windy mesas of Texas’ Pecos County will soon see its second major wind farm project as BP Wind Energy gets to work on the construction of the Sherbino 2 wind farm. BP recently recently announced work has begun on the site located approximately 40 miles east of Fort Stockton in west Texas.
The Sherbino 2 Wind Farm is expected to generate 150 megawatts of power, which BP says will provide enough electricity to power 45,000 average American homes.
The site in Pecos county is about 20,000 acres and is owned and will be operated solely by BP. The new wind farm will be comprised of 60 Clipper Windpower C-96 wind turbines, each with a rated capacity of 2.5 megawatts. Mortenson Construction of Minneapolis is contracted to build the plant and is expected to employ some 200 to 250 people on-site during the peak of construction which is expected to be completed later this year.
Sherbino 2 builds on the the existing Sherbino 1 phase which is already up and running, providing a reported 150 megawatts of power itself. The power output from the Sherbino 2 Wind Farm, like Sherbino 1, will be delivered into the Electricity Reliability Council of Texas transmission system and sold on the wholesale power market.