Renewable Energy - New Mexico Wind Energy Working Group
|ECMD Contact: Erica Velarde
November 15, 2010 - A meeting was held in Santa Fe with presentations on small wind energy systems and a discussion of possible legislative initiatives and government policies to advance wind power development. A list of meeting participants is here. The presentations may be viewed here. The group compiled a memo with a list of key policies, incentives and recommendations for advancing wind energy development for New Mexico; the memo and list may be downloaded here.
July 28, 2009 - This quarterly meeting was held in Roswell and featured presentations from Sandia National Labs, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and an environmental consultant firm. Wind Powering America and ECMD hosted the meeting. A list of the 31 participants is here. The presentations may be downloaded here.
April 28, 2009 - The group gathering in Santa Fe for a quarterly meeting, 31 people showed up representing federal, state, regional, local and tribal governments, developers, lawyers, media, public interest groups, a national laboratory, and business. About half of the attendees were present at the previous quarterly meeting. The meeting agenda is here. A list of participants is here. Meeting notes are here.
January 20, 2009 – The group reconvened to engage in a round-table discussion of current issues impacting wind energy development in New Mexico. Thirty people attended representing the following organizations (a list of participants is here). The group discussed the need for siting guidelines that would aid New Mexico counties as some are moving to adopt wind ordinances. The transmission grid was discussed at length. A board member from the Renewable Energy Transmission Authority (RETA) provided a briefing on current RETA activities. Meeting notes are here.