The Wind Energy Capital of Texas
Wind Generators on South Mesa, South of McCamey
Wind Generators under construction on King Mountain North of
Woodward Mountain Wind Ranch™
McCamey, Texas has been called many things over the years. Some
of the nicer ones are "Child of Black Gold", "Home of the First Rattle
Snake Derby", and just recently the town slogan for the 75th anniversary
was "75 and Still Alive".
Now McCamey has a new title. By resolution of the Texas
Legislator. On February 22, 2001 McCamey was declared the "Wind
Energy Capital of Texas"
This new title comes to McCamey honestly because it has become a
hot bed of this relatively new "green" power industry.
This started with The South Mesa project with over 200 wind
turbines and they keep locating sites on the mesa's surround McCamey
to build more
On King Mountain two companies have teamed up to provide
power to Austin Energy. However, because demand was so strong, the
number of turbines on King Mountain Wind Ranch devoted to Austin
Energy have more than tripled from the original 12 to the current 59
turbines. That means the power generated will rise from 20 megawatts
to more than 75 megawatts - enough to supply more than 25,000
Woodward Mountain Wind Ranch™, will start construction soon.
Woodward Mountain is West of McCamey near
Girvin, Texas All of this activity may mean a new slogan
for McCamey. "McCamey goes as long as the West Texas wind
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