|Facility Megawatt Capacity||1050|
gallons of water conserved
metric tons of CO2 avoided
*Offset metrics are based on comparison with region coal fleet emissions when available or average US coal fleet
The Western Spirit Wind project is comprised of four separate wind farms located in Guadalupe, Lincoln, and Torrance Counties in Central New Mexico. These four projects combined will total more than 1,050 megawatts of clean renewable energy and will combine to be the largest wind farm ever constructed in New Mexico.
Western Spirit Wind will have far reaching economic benefits for the local area and is projected to provide nearly $3 million per year in new property tax revenues for the three counties and two school districts in the project area. Stable, long-term funding directly contributes to improved quality of education, services, roads, and first responder capabilities for the entire community.
Additionally, Western Spirit Wind will create 100 full-time local jobs to operate and maintain the wind farm. These new jobs create increased earnings for the County as well as increased demand for local vendors and services, including lodging, food services, gas, groceries, and others. This will allow the region to begin reaching the same level of prosperity the other parts of New Mexico enjoys.
Western Spirit Wind will employ over 1,000 people over the 18-month construction period including heavy equipment operators, electricians, laborers, and others. Pattern has selected Blattner Energy as its construction contractor for the Western Spirit Wind projects. Blattner was also our construction partner for the completion of our Broadview and Grady Wind facilities. They know New Mexico and its people, and we feel confident they will continue their successful track record here in New Mexico.