Legislators and key regulators joined wind and solar industry leaders to discuss the importance and benefits of transmission for New Mexico’s clean energy future at a reception in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Pattern Development joined State Senator Pat Woods; New Mexico Secretary of Energy, Minerals, & Natural Resources Ken McQueen; Curry County Commissioner Robert Thornton; CRELA Board Member Paul Stout, and Clovis Industrial Development Corporation Economic Development Director Chase Gentry to recognize the job creation and other economic benefits of the state’s growing wind energy industry as construction mobilizes around the Grady Wind project, a 221-megawatt (MW) project located in Curry County.
American wind power closed 2017 strong, attracting new jobs and private investment to farm and factory towns across the nation. The American Wind Energy Association recognized New Mexico’s growing leadership in wind power by releasing their 2017 U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report on April 17 in Santa Fe. New Mexico is a rising star for wind farm and transmission infrastructure development. The state has seen the benefits wind power can bring firsthand, including new jobs, stronger rural communities, and economic diversification.