Proposed Project Would Drawing Energy From Arizona To Other Areas

Published: Monday, August 6, 2018 - 8:49am
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A green energy company — that is drawing wind and solar power from rural Arizona — is trying to get approval for a proposed route between the state and neighboring New Mexico.

According to the Associated Press, a hearing examiner in New Mexico endorsed a right of way proposal for what’s called the Southwest Transmission Project spearheaded by energy company SunZia.  

But she also recommended that New Mexico’s Public Regulation Commission deny the proposed route, saying it didn’t adequately consider zoning and land-use requirements in that state.

The 520-mile project would span the distance between Corona, New Mexico and Coolidge, Arizona. It is intended to take wind and solar energy generated in counties along the route and then make it available to other markets.

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