Dry Lake Wind Power Project
Dry Lake Wind Power Project is Arizona’s first modern, commercial-scale wind farm. Iberdrola Renewables, LLC developed and built the project on a combination of private, state and federal lands in northeastern Arizona. Landowners include the Rocking Chair Ranch, Arizona State Land Department and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
The project's 30 Suzlon wind turbines generate 63 megawatts (MW) of clean, renewable energy for Salt River Project (SRP), the third-largest public power utility in the nation, serving customers in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. SRP estimates that's enough electricity to power approximately 15,000 average Arizona homes.
The wind farm supports the local economy by contributing substantial amounts to the community through payments to Navajo County and to landowners, and by the economic boost provided during construction. During the peak of Dry Lake's construction, up to 200 jobs were created.
Dedication Event Information
Iberdrola Renewables, LLC and its partners held a public dedication of the project on October 12, 2009.