Pattern Energy harnesses NM’s blustery gusts

By Kevin Robinson-Avila / Journal Staff Writer
July 5, 2018
Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — One of the nation’s largest wind farms could soon be operating near the Village of Corona.

Pattern Energy Group bought the rights in late May to a planned 1,000 megawatt wind farm just north of Corona, along with a 140-mile transmission project to carry wind-generated electricity from Corona to Public Service Co. of New Mexico’s Rio Puerco substation west of Albuquerque.

Development company Clean Line Energy Partners spent about six years planning the Western Spirit transmission system and its related Mesa Canyons Wind Farm as a combined $1.5 billion project that Pattern acquired for an undisclosed price.