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April 20, 2022

Harnessing the Power of Wind with Engineering from Ulteig

Harnessing the Power of Wind with Engineering from Ulteig

This week, we’re celebrating Earth Day with examples of engineering excellence that help design a better world. Today, we spotlight the amazing work done by the engineers at Ulteig on the Western Spirit project in New Mexico – the largest wind energy project in the United States.

Ulteig was hired by Pattern Energy to design a system to collect energy from the 377-turbine Western Spirit Wind Projects through four collection substations. Electricity would then be transmitted through 67 miles of 345 kV AC transmission lines (the GenTie Transmission) to the 155-mile Western Spirit Transmission line. The collection substations were designed with power metering equipment that meets the California ISO (CAISO) metering requirements, which allows power produced from the Western Spirit wind farm to be sold on the California grid.

When construction is completed, 1,050 MW of power will be transmitted from the Western Spirit Wind Project, which consists of four wind farms situated across the counties of Guadalupe, Lincoln and Torrance in central New Mexico. 

Read the whole project description from Ulteig here and watch a video celebrating the project produced by their client, Pattern Energy. 

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April 20, 2022



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