New wind project expected to bring billions of dollars to New Mexico

Gabriel Chavez :

April 20, 2023

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – A big financial boost could be coming to New Mexico, thanks to the SunZia project, one of the largest clean energy projects in the U.S. That boost could mean billions of dollars from the project coming as early as this year.

The project will run a 550-mile-long power transmission line from Torrance county to Arizona, along with another wind farm in central new Mexico. The state won’t receive the power generated from the project, but instead will receive money from the operational costs and employment opportunities.

“So over $20 billion in total economic benefit to drive what’s really going to be a remarkable clean energy project across the desert southwest,” said Kevin Wetzel, Assistant VP of Business Development for Pattern Energy.