Pecos County is now home to several large utility grade wind farms!

[column size=”4-6″]The Pecos County and Fort Stockton Renewable Energy Park is located next to the Visitor Center. The park includes three 2.4 kilowatt wind turbines, one large fixed photovoltaic array and three single axis tracking photovoltaic arrays that supply energy for the Visitor Center and the surrounding grounds. Monitors recording energy output and historic data are available inside the Visitor Center.

The Pecos County and Fort Stockton Renewable Energy Park

Already a top ten producer of oil and gas, Pecos County has diversified its energy portfolio to include renewable energy. The first large utility grade wind farms in Texas were constructed in the Fort Stockton, Pecos County area in 2000/2001. The farms are designed to take advantage of the county’s outstanding wind resource. The county and city actively pursued these projects and as a result, Pecos County is now home to several large utility grade wind farms. Additional wind farms are in development as transmission is increased as part of the Competitive Renewable Energy Zone process.

Solar development is also underway in Pecos County due to the county’s outstanding solar resource, transmission capacity within the ERCOT system and the work of local officials to diversify the area’s energy based economy. The investment in this renewable energy park exhibits the level of commitment.[/column]

ERCOT Regional Map

Fort Stockton and Pecos County are on the western edge of the ERCOT electric transmission system, allowing transmission access to all Texas urban centers.

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