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The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has awarded a contract to Siemens Government Technologies to construct the federal government's largest wind farm.

The 11.5 MW Pantex wind farm, located on 1,500 acres of government-owned property east of the Pantex plant near Amarillo, Texas, is expected to save an average of $2.9 million annually over the 20-year contract term.

According to Siemens, the contract includes the delivery of 5 2.3 MW wind turbines and a multiyear service, maintenance and warranty agreement. The cost of the project will be funded by the energy savings guaranteed by Siemens and will enable the NNSA to meet President Obama’s directive for agencies to meet federal energy mandates, as well as the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) renewable energy goals.

The wind farm is expected to generate roughly 47 million kWh of clean energy annually, which is more than 60% of the electricity required annually for the Pantex facility, Siemens notes.

The NNSA was established by Congress in 2000 as a separate agency within the DOE, responsible for the management and security of the nation’s nuclear weapons, nuclear nonproliferation and naval reactor programs.

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