Firewheel Wind Project area of interest.

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1,030 Megawatts of Clean Energy in Hansford County, Texas


Since 1999, NextEra Energy Resources' subsidiaries have been helping fuel the state’s economic growth and quality of life and moving our country toward energy independence.

The Firewheel Wind project features:

  • Up to 367 GE wind turbines capable of generating approximately 1,030 megawatts (MW) of clean, renewable energy.
  • Subject to local and state approvals, the project is scheduled to begin operations by the end of 2022.



Bringing Economic Opportunities


Wind farms are compatible with agriculture and are fast becoming an important component of farm viability in Texas and many areas across the country. They can also generate significant economic benefits for the communities that host them.

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Employment Opportunities

Firewheel Wind will create local employment opportunities, including up to 300 construction and 21 good-paying, full-time jobs to maintain and operate.

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Landowners Payments

The Project provides approximately $50 million* in payments to Hansford County landowners - stable, reliable income families can depend on, regardless of weather.

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County Tax Revenue

The Project provides approximately $70 million* in additional revenue for Hansford County, money that can enhance local roads, schools and services.

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Local Spending

Wind farms provide indirect income to local businesses, including hotels, restaurants, caterers and other companies.

*Estimated over first 30 years of the project. All figures are estimated and subject to change.