As the largest owner of clean energy assets other than Crown and private utilities in Canada, Indigenous peoples across the country are blazing the trail for rural and off-grid communities alike. According to recent findings, external link, opens in new window by Indigenous Clean Energy (ICE), Indigenous communities are utilizing hydro, solar, wind and storage at a rapidly growing rate, with at least 2,100 renewable projects currently operational or in the final stages of development. The number of major projects has grown by almost 30 per cent since 2017.
As lawmakers in Santa Fe pushed numerous bills related to renewable energy and the state’s transition away from a reliance on fossil fuels, leaders in the wind and solar power industries urged legislators to maintain a regulatory environment they said was ideal for continued expansion in the Land of Enchantment.
Watch the virtual groundbreaking celebration for Western Spirit, New Mexico's largest clean-power investment and one of the largest single-phase renewable power build outs in U.S. history.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Pattern Energy held a virtual groundbreaking Wednesday for its Western Spirit Wind Development project in central New Mexico – the largest single wind complex planned to date in North America.