New Mexico wind power projects move forward

Two wind energy projects in New Mexico moved forward last week as the state works to shift its reliance from fossil fuels to renewable energy. In Roosevelt County, Xcel Energy’s Sagamore Wind Project broke ground on Dec. 16 to provide 522 megawatts (MW) of wind energy near Dora by the end of 2020. The wind farm was intended to reduce costs for customers in both eastern New Mexico and West Texas. “This is a historic investment for Roosevelt County, but its benefits reach far beyond,” said David Hudson, president of Xcel’s New Mexico and Texas operations. “We’ll see a significant economic boost to the New Mexico economy through increased jobs, royalty payments to landowners, and more revenue for county and school budgets.

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