List of power stations in New Mexico

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The following page lists power stations in the U.S. state of New Mexico.

Coal[edit]

Name Location Image Coordinates Capacity
(MW)
Year
Completed
Scheduled Retirement Ref
Four Corners Generating Station San Juan County
FOUR CORNERS POWER PLANT - NARA - 544328.jpg
36°41′24″N 108°28′53″W / 36.69000°N 108.48139°W / 36.69000; -108.48139 (Four Corners Generating Station) 1,636 1969 - Unit 4
1970 - Unit 5
Units 1,2 & 3 retired in 2013, Unit 4 and 5 scheduled for 2031 [1][2][3]
San Juan Generating Station San Juan County
P.N.M. San Juan Generating Station, May 2019.jpg
36°48′02″N 108°26′19″W / 36.80056°N 108.43861°W / 36.80056; -108.43861 (San Juan Generating Station) 924 1973 - Unit 1
1982 - Unit 4
Units 2 and 3 retired in 2017, Units 1 and 4 retiring in 2022 [4][5][6]
Escalante Generating Station McKinley County 35°24′57″N 108°04′55″W / 35.41583°N 108.08194°W / 35.41583; -108.08194 (Escalante Generating Station) 257 1984 - [7][8]

Natural gas[edit]

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Name Location Type Capacity (MW) Operator Year opened
Afton Dona Ana County Natural Gas 287 Public service Co of NM 2002/2007
Algodones Sandoval County Natural Gas 45 Public service Co of NM 1954/1959
Las Animas San Juan County Natural Gas 18 City of Farmington 1994
Bluffview San Juan County Natural Gas 67 City of Farmington 2005
Chino Hurley Grant County Natural Gas 54 Freeport McMoRan Corp 1959/2001
Cunningham Lea County Natural Gas 519 Southwestern Public Service Co 1957/1965/1998
La Luz Valencia County Natural Gas 42,3 Public Service Co of NM 2015
Hobbs Lea County Natural Gas 665 Lea Power Partners 2008
LCEC Generation Lea County Natural Gas 46.5 Western Farmers Elec Coop, Inc 2012
Lordsburg Hidalgo County Natural Gas 88 Public Service Co of NM 2002
Luna Luna County Natural Gas 650 Public Service Co of NM 2006
Maddox Lea County Natural Gas 212 Southwestern Public Service Co 1963/1967/1976
Pyramid Hidalgo County Natural Gas 186 Tri-State G & T Assn, Inc 2003
Reeves Bernalillo County Natural Gas 154 Public Service Co of NM 1960/1962
Rio Bravo Bernalillo County Natural Gas 150 Public Service Co of NM 2000
Rio Grande Dona Ana County Natural Gas 372 El Paso Electric Co 1957/1958/1972/2013
Valencia Valencia County Natural Gas 159.5 Valencia Power LLC 2008

Hydroelectric[edit]

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Name Location Type Capacity (MW) Operator Year opened
Abiquiu Dam Abiquiu Lake Hydro 16.5 Los Alamos County 1994
El Vado Dam El Vado Lake Hydro 8 Los Alamos County 1935
Elephant Butte Dam Elephant Butte, New Mexico Hydro 28 United States Bureau of Reclamation 1916
Navajo Dam Navajo Lake Hydro 30 City of Farmington 1989

Solar photovoltaic[edit]

Name Location Capacity
(MWAC)
Commissioned Status Ref
Roswell Solar Energy Center 33°27′11″N 104°27′40″W / 33.45306°N 104.46111°W / 33.45306; -104.46111 (Roswell Solar Energy Center) 70 2016 Operational [11]
Chavez County Solar Energy Center 33°27′00″N 104°27′22″W / 33.45000°N 104.45611°W / 33.45000; -104.45611 (Chavez County Solar) 70 2016 Operational [11]
Macho Springs Solar Facility 32°34′12″N 107°28′48″W / 32.57000°N 107.48000°W / 32.57000; -107.48000 (Macho Springs Solar) 52 2014 Operational [12]
Cimarron Solar Facility 36°28′N 104°38′W / 36.467°N 104.633°W / 36.467; -104.633 (Cimarron Solar Farm) 30 2011 Operational [13][14]
Alta Luna Solar Facility 32°34′19″N 107°29′11″W / 32.57194°N 107.48639°W / 32.57194; -107.48639 (Alta Luna Solar) 28 2016 Operational [15]
Caprock Solar Facility 34°58′58″N 103°22′42″W / 34.98278°N 103.37833°W / 34.98278; -103.37833 (Caprock Solar) 25 2017 Operational [16]
Roadrunner Solar Electric Facility 31°48′N 106°40′W / 31.800°N 106.667°W / 31.800; -106.667 (Roadrunner Solar Electric Facility) 20 2011 Operational [17]
Las Cruces Centennial Solar Farm 32°15′06″N 106°54′48″W / 32.25167°N 106.91333°W / 32.25167; -106.91333 (Roadrunner Las Cruces Centennial) 12 2012 Operational [18]
Hatch Solar Energy Center 32°37′34″N 107°15′32″W / 32.62611°N 107.25889°W / 32.62611; -107.25889 (Hatch Solar Energy Center) 5 2011 Operational
Eubank Landfill Solar Array 35°02′57″N 106°42′58″W / 35.04917°N 106.71611°W / 35.04917; -106.71611 (Eubank Landfill Solar Array) 2 2013 Operational
Questa Solar Facility 36°43′01″N 105°36′34″W / 36.71694°N 105.60944°W / 36.71694; -105.60944 (Questa Solar Facility) 1 2010 Operational

Wind[edit]

Name Location Capacity
(MW)
Commissioned Status Ref
Broadview Wind Project 36°44′03″N 103°06′29″W / 36.73417°N 103.10806°W / 36.73417; -103.10806 (Broadview Wind Project) 324 2017 Operational [19]
El Cabo Wind Farm 34°39′04″N 105°27′42″W / 34.65111°N 105.46167°W / 34.65111; -105.46167 (El Cabo Wind Farm) 298 2018 Operational [20]
Roosevelt Wind Farm 33°55′34″N 103°30′40″W / 33.92611°N 103.51111°W / 33.92611; -103.51111 (Roosevelt Wind Farm) 250 2015 Operational [21]
New Mexico Wind Energy Center 34°38′08″N 104°02′50″W / 34.63556°N 104.04722°W / 34.63556; -104.04722 (New Mexico Wind Energy Center) 204 2003 Operational [22]
San Juan Mesa Wind Farm 33°58′11″N 103°51′00″W / 33.96972°N 103.85000°W / 33.96972; -103.85000 (San Juan Mesa Wind Farm) 120 2006 Operational [23]
Red Mesa Wind Energy Center 35°16′08″N 107°22′58″W / 35.26889°N 107.38278°W / 35.26889; -107.38278 (Red Mesa Wind Energy Center) 102.4 2010 Operational [24]
High Lonesome Mesa Wind Farm 34°28′00″N 105°57′45″W / 34.46667°N 105.96250°W / 34.46667; -105.96250 (High Lonesome Mesa Wind Farm) 100 2009 Operational [25]
Aragonne Mesa Wind Farm 34°48′53″N 105°00′39″W / 34.81472°N 105.01083°W / 34.81472; -105.01083 (Aragonne Mesa Wind Farm) 90 2006 Operational [26]
Caprock Wind Ranch 34°58′58″N 103°22′42″W / 34.98278°N 103.37833°W / 34.98278; -103.37833 (Caprock Wind Ranch) 80 2005 Operational [27]
Casa Mesa Wind Energy Center 34°36′18″N 103°57′58″W / 34.60500°N 103.96611°W / 34.60500; -103.96611 (Casa Mesa Wind Energy Center) 50.9 2018 Operational [28]
Macho Springs Wind Facility 32°33′16″N 107°30′33″W / 32.55444°N 107.50917°W / 32.55444; -107.50917 (Macho Springs Wind Facility) 50 2011 Operational [29]
Sterling Wind Facility 33°21′35″N 103°15′02″W / 33.35972°N 103.25056°W / 33.35972; -103.25056 (Sterling Wind Facility) 29.9 2017 Operational [30]
Wildcat Wind Facility 32°57′10″N 103°17′07″W / 32.95278°N 103.28528°W / 32.95278; -103.28528 (Wildcat Wind Facility) 27.3 2012 Operational [31]

Geothermal[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Four Corners Steam Plant
  2. ^ Four Corners worries about jobs as coal-fired plants power down
  3. ^ IEEFA U.S: Tribal investment in struggling coal-fired Four Corners plant will lose millions
  4. ^ Farmington announces agreement to keep San Juan Generating Station open
  5. ^ San Juan Generating Station
  6. ^ How San Juan Generating Station went from powerhouse to possible closure
  7. ^ Escalante Generating Station
  8. ^ Why the Award-Winning Escalante Generating Station Calls Gallup Home
  9. ^ EIA New Mexico Overview
  10. ^ EIA New Mexico Hydro Overview
  11. ^ a b 140 MW Solar Farms in SE NM to Start Delivering Power
  12. ^ Macho Springs - Fact Sheet
  13. ^ Cimarron Solar Project
  14. ^ Cimarron Solar Facility Begins Commercial Operation
  15. ^ Tri-State Announces 25-Megawatt Alta Luna Solar Project
  16. ^ North Carolina-based energy company's large solar project in New Mexico is up and running
  17. ^ NRG Solar begins operations at New Mexico's Roadrunner facility
  18. ^ El Paso Electric - Las Cruces Centennial Solar Farm
  19. ^ Broadview Wind Project
  20. ^ Towers of Power: El Cabo plant is up and running
  21. ^ Roosevelt Wind Farm
  22. ^ New Mexico Wind Energy Center
  23. ^ San Juan Mesa Wind Farm
  24. ^ Red Mesa Wind Energy Center
  25. ^ N.M. Attracting Wind Farms; Newest One With 40-Story Turbines
  26. ^ Aragonne Mesa Wind Farm
  27. ^ Caprock Wind Ranch
  28. ^ NextEra Energy Resources Portfolio
  29. ^ Macho Springs Wind Facility
  30. ^ Sterling Wind Facility
  31. ^ Wildcat Wind Facility
  32. ^ "Geothermal Resource Area: Lightning Dock Geothermal Area". OpenEI. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  33. ^ Dahal, Samir; McDonald, Mark R.; Bubach, Bailey; Crowell, Anna M. "Evaluation of Geothermal Potential of Lightning Dock KGRA, New Mexico". Geothermal Library. Geo Thermal Resource Council. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  34. ^ Mayfield, Dan. "State's first utility-scale geothermal plant heats up". Albuquerque Business First. American City Business Journals. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  35. ^ Economic Development Department Secretary Jon Barela, PNM Celebrate Opening of New Mexico's First Utility-Scale Geothermal Plant. http://www.nmnn.net/press/econdev011514-2.pdf. Accessed 6 February 2014. New Mexico Economic Development Department Press Release dated 15 January 2014.