SunZia Transmission


SunZia Transmission is a 500 kV transmission project that will connect and deliver energy in Arizona and New Mexico to population centers. This line will help meet the national growing demand for renewable energy and will accommodate the remaining Pattern’s SunZia wind projects. Pattern Energy is the anchor tenant for the 3,000 MW of transmission capacity for SunZia Transmission, and we are equally focused on the success of both transmission project and the wind developments.

If you have specific questions regarding SunZia we encourage you to visit their website at

Pattern Energy New Mexico Stories

It Started With a Vision: Western Spirit Wind

New Mexico is getting good paying jobs in the wind energy industry, earning needed tax revenue and, ranchers and landowners that have passed their land down for generations have a way to supplement their income and keep tending to the land they love.

Community festivals coming to Clovis

I had a chance to chat with Kim Tipton, the Clovis and Curry County Events Director (along with Membership and Leadership) to find out how Clovis was doing, and what people had to look forward to this spring and early summer.

Ecuador to Europe to ABQ: Artist and Musician Marceliano Peralta

I already heard Marceliano’s music, but I had yet to see his art. “I work in leather and other natural materials,” he said, and then showed me his Instagram, kichwasarts. (For his music, Marceliano has a Facebook page, Kichwas Native Music)

LeDeane Studio: For the love of Tucumcari

Back in 1961, a young James Crocker worked at LeDeane Studio for several years before starting a newspaper. 

Later, in 1977, he became the shop’s second owner and has operated it since.

Pattern Energy Completes Construction of Largest Single-Phase Renewable Energy Project in U.S. History

Albuquerque, NM, January 6, 2022 – Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Energy) announced it has completed construction and begun commercial operation of its suite of Western Spirit Wind power projects. Western Spirit Wind is comprised of four wind power facilities totaling more than 1,050 megawatts (MW) located in Guadalupe, Lincoln, and Torrance Counties in central New Mexico.

Angel Ministries: From Tragedy to Hope

As the owner and sole proprietor, Sheila Savitz launched Angel Ministries, a non-profit organization that has grown since its start to provide a number of services to those most in need.

Cornerstone First Edition Pizza and Subs: A Great Pizza Spot in New Mexico

This might start a debate, but here’s the fact: Cornerstone First Edition Pizza and Subs has some of the best pizza in New Mexico. Read on to see why.

Meet the new owner of Del’s Restaurant!

There is something definitely different about Del’s, and that’s its new owner!

Chase Waters returned home to Tucumcari to purchase the place where he worked as a 16-year-old high school student: Del’s Restaurant.

Welcome to KQAY/KTNM Radio Tucumcari

I mention the history of Tucumcari because, when you stop in town, it is everywhere- and if you turn on the radio while you’re there, you’ll hear the voices of Russell B and Karen A on KTNM AM and KQAY FM, respectively, both part of KQAY Radio.

Pattern Energy and RETA Announce Energization of Western Spirit Transmission Line in New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM, December 6, 2021 – Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Energy) and the New Mexico Renewable Energy Transmission Authority (RETA) announced today the Western Spirit Transmission line has been energized and is fully operational. The 155-mile 345 kV transmission line, developed jointly by Pattern Energy and RETA, will collect up to 800 megawatts (MW) of wind power from central New Mexico and connect it to the electric grid managed by Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) near Albuquerque. PNM will acquire and operate the transmission line shortly after commissioning is fully completed.