Western Spirit TransmissionOperational
New Mexico and Arizona
New Mexico boasts some of the most abundant, constant wind energy resource in the United States. This resource is currently trapped due to the lack of transmission infrastructure. SunZia Transmission will carry this vast resource to areas with high demand for power, delivering fuel-free, affordable energy to Arizona and the Western US.
New wind energy generation
±525 kV High-Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) transmission line
Americans supplied with clean power annually
The SunZia Wind and Transmission projects are expected to generate $20.5 billion dollars in total economic benefit, including direct, indirect, and induced economic benefit as well as fiscal impacts.
Together, the projects will generate $1.3 billion in fiscal impacts that will go to governments, communities, schools, and landowners across New Mexico and Arizona. These benefits are generated through sales & use taxes, property taxes, and land payments to federal, state, and private landowners.
Total economic benefit
Direct economic investment
Indirect and induced economic benefits across New Mexico and Arizona
Direct payments to local governments, communities, schools, and private landowners
We believe in being good neighbors through long-term engagement. Pattern Energy commits to respecting landowners and communities that host our projects through relationship building, open communication, listening, and receiving feedback.
SunZia Wind has established robust best practices to reduce project impacts and study effective habitat restoration strategies in partnership with local and state experts.
SunZia Transmission is setting a precedent with a gold standard in environmental mitigation projects developed hand-in-hand with the environmental community.
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