SAN DIEGO and PORTALES, New Mexico (Jan 28, 2016): EDF Renewables (EDF RE) announced today that the 49.65 megawatt (MW) Milo Wind Project in New Mexico reached commercial operation on January 21, 2016.
The Project, located near the village of Dora in Roosevelt County, New Mexico, commenced construction of its 25 Vestas wind turbines in January 2015. The electricity is committed into the Real-Time market in the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) Regional Transmission Organization (RTO).
The facility will generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of 27,400 average New Mexico homes, according to US Energy Information Administration. As a result, this project will prevent approximately 150,000 metric tons* of new greenhouse gas emissions per year.
EDF Renewables is one of the largest renewable energy developers in North America with 7.8 gigawatts of wind, solar, storage, biomass and biogas projects developed throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
*According to the US Environmental Protection Agency Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies