The Midway Farms Wind Project is located in San Patricio County, between the towns of Portland and Taft. Situated near the Texas Gulf Coast, the project is approximately 15 miles northeast of Corpus Christi.
Transmission lines running near and through the project are owned and operated by AEP. There are both 138 kV and 345 kV interconnect options for Midway Farms, which can serve local electrical loads or be exported to San Antonio, Austin, Houston or other parts of Texas.
The size and manufacturer of wind turbines are yet to be determined.
Landowners and Acreage Involved:
Midway Farms Wind Project encompasses approximately 16,000 acres.
The power to be produced by the Midway Farms Wind Project is currently being marketed to local and regional utilities.
The developer of the Midway Farms Wind Project is TradeWind Energy, LLC (“TradeWind”), which is headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas. The senior managers of TradeWind have over 100 years of combined experience in the independent power development business including acquisitions and project development across the United States, Europe, Canada, and the Caribbean, as well as significant regulated utility experience.
Key Project Attributes:
- The 160 MW Midway Farms Wind Project would produce enough power for approximately 46,000 Texas homes.
- The project will only take a small amount of acreage (1% to 2%) out of service, including land for roads, turbine foundations, and maintenance buildings.
- The project is a very energetic wind site near the Texas Gulf coast and corresponds to load requirements.
- Once fully developed, the project will pay approximately $2 million a year in total annual landowner payments.
- The project will utilize significant local labor and materials for its construction and operations and will generate significant economic benefits to the local community.
- The project is expected to have no material effect on any threatened and endangered species of birds or animals based on third party studies commissioned by TradeWind Energy.
- The project will offset approximately 480,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year, 1,600 tons of NOx per year, and 2,240 tons of SO2 per year