Wind Farm Planned In Luna County

Deming – A wind farm planned for Luna County in southern New Mexico could break ground in December.

Project manager John Knight says construction of the Macho Springs Wind Energy Project could take six to seven months.

Knight is with Element Power, the parent company of the wind project.

The company plans to build 28 wind turbines on the Nutt grasslands in northeastern Luna County off N.M. 26.

It plans 28 more turbines for Sierra County in a later phase of the project.

The first phase is expected to generate about 50 megawatts, or enough for about 30,000 homes.


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