NNSA Release: Meet PREP – the largest federal wind farm in America!

  • Posted: Monday, April 11, 2022, 2:31 pm

NNSA is known for harnessing the power of the atom to help defend the United States. But the facility in Texas where we assemble and dissemble nuclear warheads is powered in part by an entirely different form of energy: the largest government-owned wind farm in the country.

In 2013, NNSA built the 11.5-megawatt Pantex Renewable Energy Project (PREP) Wind Farm, with five turbines, each 400 feet tall, built on 1,500 acres of federal land adjacent to the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas. It holds the honor of the largest federal wind farm in the United States. The farm is designed to generate more than 47 million kilowatt-hours of electricity annually, about 60% of Pantex’s energy needs.

Read the full press release on the NNSA website.