- Published: 16 June 2020 16 June 2020
Pattern Energy Group has announced it has completed the acquisition of the Clines Corners wind power development opportunity located in Torrance and Guadalupe Counties, New Mexico, USA, from Orion Wind Power Resources (a joint venture between Orion Renewable Energy Group and MAP Energy).
The Clines Corners development opportunity will support up to 1,000MW of wind power on approximately 122,000 acres of private and state lands. Pattern Energy will add the southernmost portion of the development opportunity, totalling 325MW, to its suite of Western Spirit wind projects, which now comprise over 1,000MW of New Mexico wind energy slated for construction later this year, alongside construction of the Western Spirit Transmission Line, which is owned by the New Mexico Renewable Energy Transmission Authority and being co-developed by Pattern Energy. The remaining portion of the acquisition could add up to 650MW to Pattern Energy’s suite of projects intended to connect to the SunZia Transmission line.
Full construction on more than 1,000 MW of Pattern Energy’s Western Spirit Wind projects will ramp up in 2020 together with the Western Spirit Transmission Line.