The Associated Press
Updated: December 16, 2019 12:27 PM
Created: December 16, 2019 12:21 PM
PORTALES, N.M. (AP) - Xcel Energy is set to begin construction on a $900 million wind farm in eastern New Mexico.
The utility said officials, landowners and other stakeholders will gather around 10 a.m. Monday for a groundbreaking ceremony at the site located near Portales.
The 522-megawatt Sagamore Wind Project will be the largest single wind facility in New Mexico by the time it's completed late next year.
"This is a historic investment for Roosevelt County, but its benefits reach far beyond," said David Hudson, president of Xcel Energy – New Mexico, Texas. "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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