Press release: Turbine manufacturing firm considers Mesalands

Kimberly Hanna Mesalands Community College is currently in discussion with an international turbine manufacturing firm to bring one of the largest wind turbines in the industry to Tucumcari. If Tucumcari is selected, the manufacturing firm plans to install the turbine before the end of next year. According to Phillip O. Barry, Mesalands president, this project [...]

Press Release: State sets guidelines for small wind turbine installations

Guidelines and procedures pertaining to permitting and inspection requirements for TWTS, or Tower-Mounted Small Wind Terbuines Systems, have been approved by the Commission for New Mexico’s Regulation and Licensing Department’s of Construction Industries Division, according a CID press release. The guidelines and procedures also clarify the type of electrical contractor’s license and journeyman certification classifications [...]

Mesalands wind turbine connected to electric grid

By QCS Staff Mesalands Community College’s wind turbine is now producing power that’s being added to the area’s electrical grid. The 1.5 megawatt GE turbine is totally assembled and was commissioned last week, according to a press release from the college. GE, manufacturer of the turbine, had been testing and fine tuning the turbine’s computer [...]

Mesalands wind turbine recalled by General Electric

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Two of three sections erected for wind turbine at Mesalands

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Chelle Delaney Two main sections of the 1.5 Megawatt wind turbine tower were installed Sunday for the wind energy program at Mesalands Community College. “What I find most fascinating is just the shear size of all the components from the construction equipment up to the tower itself,” said Lane Bradley of Tucumcari, a member of [...]

Turbine parts arriving at Mesalands

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By QCS Staff Sections of a 1.5 Megawatt wind turbine for Mesalands Community College’s wind technology program are arriving daily at the college’s south 11th Street site. Most are often accompanied by escort vehicles with flashing lights signaling a wide load. The tower base unit is expected to be installed today or Thursday, followed by [...]

Mesalands seeking first class students for new wind program

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun At a height of nearly 400 feet, some might say, the North American Wind Research and Training Center will have one of the tallest classrooms in the world. For the past six weeks, officials of the center have been recruiting and working to select 30 qualified candidates for its [...]

Mesalands gears up to plan for arrival of wind turbine

By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun Mesalands Community College is fine tuning its scheduling for the installation of its 1.5 megawatt wind turbine from General Electric, said college president, Phillip O. Barry. “The college is at a crucial crossroads with the manufacturing, delivery and set up of the wind turbine,” Barry said at the college’s [...]

GE, Mesalands ink deal for wind turbine

Special to the Quay County Sun SANTA FE – Gov. Bill Richardson approved $2 million in appropriations to help finance a 1.5 megawatt wind turbine to be installed at Mesalands Community College for the North American Wind Research and Training Center, according to a press release. The turbine is expected to provide clean electricity generation [...]

Mesalands to buy GE turbine

A contract for a $2.2 million wind turbine from General Electric was approved Tuesday by the Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees. The wind turbine will be the centerpiece of the college’s North American Wind Research & Training Center (NAWRTC). It will cost an additional $628,000 to install the turbine, said Jim Morgan, the college’s [...]