After key approvals, construction on massive wind farm on pace to begin next year

Albuquerque Business First

November 16, 2022

A California-based company announced Monday it received several key approvals that will allow construction to begin next year on a 550-mile interstate transmission line project next year.


Pattern Energy Group LP’s Western Spirit Wind farm in New Mexico generates more than 1,050 megawatts.


The New Mexico Public Regulatory Commission gave two separate unanimous approvals to the SunZia Wind Project. Those approvals, combined with recent approval from the Arizona Corporation Commission, pave the way for construction to begin on the SunZia Transmission project.

Pending approvals from federal agencies including the Bureau of Land Management and local jurisdictions, Pattern Energy Group LP plans to begin construction on the project in mid-2023.


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