- Published: 24 May 2021 24 May 2021
Pattern Energy and Uniper have announced they have signed a 15-year power purchase agreement for up to 219,000 MWh per year of wind energy in New Mexico. The power will be delivered from Pattern Energy’s 1,050MW Western Spirit Wind project, which is currently under construction in New Mexico.
Western Spirit Wind is expected to be completed by the end of 2021. Western Spirit Wind will be constructed in conjunction with the Western Spirit Transmission Line, an approximately 150-mile 345kV AC transmission line. The Western Spirit Transmission line is being developed jointly between Pattern Energy and the New Mexico Renewable Energy Transmission Authority (RETA) and will interconnect directly into the Public Service Company of New Mexico system (PNM). PNM will acquire and operate the transmission line upon its commissioning.