Virtual Groundbreaking Ceremony
Wednesday, January 13th, 2021
With the start of construction of the largest wind farm in the state’s history — along with a 154-mile transmission line that will connect that wind power to Western United States energy markets — Western Spirit helps New Mexico further solidify its place as a leader in the country’s energy transition.
In lieu of an in-person ceremony, state leaders, members of the Western Spirit project team, and other New Mexico leaders will join together for a virtual event to celebrate the project and its contributions to New Mexico’s workforce and economy.
CEO of Pattern Energy
Vice President of Investor Relations, Government Relations, and Corporate Communications
Senator of New Mexico
VP, North American Development
Sarah Cottrell Propst
Cabinet Secretary of the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD)
RETA Board Chair
Torrance County Commissioner
NMSU Corona Range and Livestock Research Center
Stephanie Garcia Richard
New Mexico Commissioner of Public Land
General Manager and Chief Engineer of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power