2,500-acre solar farm proposed on federal land in New Mexico


The Bureau of Land Management is resorting to use of Zoom to hold a public meeting about a proposed nearly 2,500-acre solar farm in northern New Mexico.

The Shiprock Solar Array, to be located near Aztec and four miles north of the San Juan Generating Station, would produce 372 megawatts of electricity and would tie into transmission lines at the Western Area Power Administration Substation to send the power to utilities in the western United States.

A pre-application meeting has been scheduled for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 27 via Zoom. The public is invited to attend, but registration is required. Registration can be done online and a link is available on the BLM Farmington Field Office’s website under the meeting announcement.

The proposed project would occupy 1,980 acres of BLM land and 550 acres of privately-owned land.

Source: Farmington Daily Times

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