BLM Soliciting Public Input On NextEra’s Borderlands Wind


The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Socorro Field Office will hold a public meeting to accept written public comments, provide information and answer questions related to the 100 MW Borderlands Wind Project, a New Mexico facility proposed by NextEra Energy.

The meeting will be held at Quemado Elementary and High School, 3484 Highway 60, Quemado, NM, on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 5-7:30 p.m.

Borderlands Wind LLC, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, is proposing a wind generation facility in western Catron County. The Borderlands Wind Project would be built near Quemado and the Arizona-New Mexico border on 40,348 acres of land.

Subject to the BLM’s approval, construction of the project would commence in 2019, with generation and delivery of electricity to the grid by the end of 2020. When completed, the wind energy facility would operate year-round for up to 35 years.

The public comment period for this project will begin on Nov. 9. More information can be found here.

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