A brighter future is arriving soon for eastern New Mexico. Xcel Energy announced Wednesday that the project to improve Roswell’s power grid is almost complete.
This includes major upgrades to the International Air Center where the city’s airport, university, and industrial sites are located. It’s part of an effort to modernize decades-old electrical systems and bring more power to expanding businesses and nearby neighborhoods.
The area was previously the home of Walker Air Force Base which was served by electrical systems developed by military personnel decades ago. According to the Associated Press, Xcel says over the last few years, Xcel has invested $35 million in Roswell’s power systems