COLFAX COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – More than 7,600 acres of state trust land will be used for a new wind farm.
The State Land Office says Chicago-based developer P.N.E.U.S.A. won a bid for the land in Union and Colfax Counties. The company plans to install 11 turbines that will generate 31-megawatts of electricity, enough to power about 6,200 homes. The lease is expected to bring in more than $8 billion for the state.