The land has been secured for the construction of a new wind farm in central New Mexico, some 100 miles to the southeast of Albuquerque.
Cowboy Mesa LLC, whose parent company is the Pattern Energy Group of San Francisco, has plans to build the farm on a just over 1,600-acre site on land being leased out by the New Mexico State Land Office.
The project, which will be able to produce 20 megawatts annually, enough to power several thousand homes, is one of many such wind farms either operating or being developed in New Mexico on wind-swept rural lands.
According to reports, private owners receive several million dollars every year for leasing the land needed for wind farm use. Altogether, wind farms in New Mexico today are producing around 1.1 gigawatts of electricity.
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