The National Nuclear Security Administration broke ground on a wind farm in Amarillo, Texas Tuesday that Siemens Government Technologies will build for the agency.
Pantex will comprise of five 2.3-megawatt turbines on a 1,500-acre government property and work to generate 47 million kilowatt hours of clean energy per year, Siemens said Tuesday.
John Herrera, federal project manager for NNSA’s production office, led the ceremony and was joined by Steve Erhart, manager of the agency’s production office and Anne Harrington, NNSA deputy administrator for defense nuclear nonproliferation.
“Today marks a milestone in the development of wind power to help the federal government meet its renewable energy and efficiency goals,” said Judy Marks, president and CEO of Siemens Government Technologies.
Siemens will build the farm under an energy savings performance contract (click here to read our previous coverage).
NNSA aims for the renewable energy site to help the government save $2.8 million on an average per year as part of the Energy Department’s efforts to meet federally-mandated energy saving measures.