It’s something in West Texas that you don’t lack. You know there’s gonna
be wind in West Texas. Every day. There’s never
a day that goes by. (light, strumming music) – The problem with being an
oil town is the fluctuation. Prices go up, people
hire, they move in, create jobs, and then
when prices are down, it’s just a dramatic
effect on the population. Growing up here in West Texas, wind is something that you cussed, not something that you considered
an asset to our community. (light, tapping music) – You’re standing on
this side of the road, in $200 million worth of investment into our community of 11,000 people. Each turbine generates about
three megawatts of power. The farm we’re standing in, Phase One, generates power to 90,000 homes. The blades on the turbines
are the wingspan of a 747. It’s a huge impact on our small town economy. We build programs into the
schools to train the kids, whether they want to be
a structural engineer, or a mechanic to work on the wind farms, there’s unlimited potential for jobs. (light, bright music) – My grandfather desired
to have the windmills on our property so that his
family was taken care of after he was gone. I know that he’s looking down and he’s smiling because they’re all here. For years, we’ve gone: “Oh, the dang wind; oh, this irritating wind.” Hey, now that wind’s making us some money. We can’t complain about the wind anymore. (laughs) (bright tone)