Element Power completes construction of 50 MW wind farm in New Mexico

Element Power US has completed construction of its Macho Springs wind power project with a capacity of about 50MW in the US state of New Mexico.

Construction of the wind power project, located in Luna County on about 2,000 acres of ranchland, started in January 2011 and the wind farm includes 28 wind turbines of Vestas V100-1.8MW turbine.

Element Power is the owner and developer of the facility and US-based Mortenson Construction is the project’s general contractor. The Macho Springs wind farm is expected to generate enough clean electricity to power approximately 14,000 homes.

Electricity generated by the facility will be purchased by Tucson Electric Power under a long-term agreement. Element Power US develops, acquires, builds and operates utility-scale solar power and wind energy projects.