A new wind farm has been commissioned in New Mexico by the Edison Mission Group, Foresight Wind Energy and Karbon Zero. The 100MW wind farm named the High Lonesome Mesa wind energy project is located around 90 miles southeast of Albuquerque in Torrance County. The project became operational on July 16.
The project has cost $190 million and comprises 40 Clipper Windpower wind turbines. The electricity that is being output by the facility has been sold under long-term contract to Arizona Public Service and is enough electricity to power up to around 24,000 homes.
“The climate-friendly energy provided by the High Lonesome project is part of APS’ growing renewable energy portfolio designed to provide reliable, affordable and sustainable electricity for our customers,” said Don Robinson, president and chief operating officer, Arizona Public Service.
The project will pay $24 million in taxes and fees to the local and state economies over the next 30 years.
This is the second project that Edison Mission Group has undertaken in New Mexico with the first being the 120MW San Juan Mesa wind project that was dedicated in 2006.