About The Project
Development of the Spinneret Wind Energy Center began in early 2020, with the goal to begin construction in 2026.
Currently, Invenergy's efforts are largely focused on securing permits for the project, conducting all of our necessary studies to ensure we site our project facilities in the most appropriate and responsible locations, and bringing the project to market through securing a long-term contract.
Over the life of the project, Spinneret Wind Energy Center is projected to pay millions of dollars in property taxes, lease payments to landowners, salaries to employees, and payments for local goods and services, resulting in a significant increase in economic activity in the Union County area.
Local schools and county infrastructure will also benefit from the increase in tax revenue.
Historically, New Mexico has met its own energy needs and helped to power other Western states. Now, New Mexico is renewing its role as an energy supplier. While New Mexico ranks 15th in the nation for installed renewable capacity to date, almost 30% of the electricity produced in New Mexico comes from wind, solar, and energy storage, ranking the state 6th in the nation for renewable energy generation.
Despite this, further investment in renewable generation within New Mexico is imperative to meet the state's Energy Transition Act requirement of 50% renewable energy by 2030.
The Spinneret Wind Energy Center is an unparalleled development opportunity for Union County, with millions to be invested in the local economy over the life of the project.
After careful and rigorous evaluation, we selected Union County for this project due to the verified, world-class wind resource, interest from landowners and low environmental impact risk.
We take serious our commitment to our local host communities and look forward to continuing to work closely with Union County, contributing to the area's economic development, and to providing an additional supply of clean, homegrown energy in New Mexico.
To avoid and minimize impacts to wildlife and other natural resources, we work with state and federal agencies and other interested stakeholders to site, build, and operate our facilities responsibly.
All County roads and infrastructure will be left in the same or better condition than they were prior to their use for the construction or on-going maintenance and repair of a wind energy project, and that such repairs will be completed at no cost to Union County.