Two new wind farms have been announced for the Texas Panhandle.  Lincoln Renewable Energy announced the start of construction of a 300-megawatt project in Castro County, and the Public Utility Commission of Texas approved the registration of Miami Wind I, a 288-megawatt project planned for the northeast Texas Panhandle.  Both facilities will use newly constructed transmission lines built as a part of the Competitive Renewable Energy Zone program.

The Lincoln Renewable project is called Hereford 2 and will be located about 50 miles southwest of Amarillo in Castro County on about 16,000 acres. The company announced in July it had sold the 200-megawatt sister project Hereford 1 to EDF Renewables. It is located on about 15,000 acres in Deaf Smith County.  Read more about Panhandle Wind.