August 3 (Renewables Now) - Pattern Development said today that construction on the 221-MW Grady Wind project in Curry County, New Mexico is getting fully underway.
This brings New Mexico closer having to the largest wind farm in the Western Hemisphere, according to the announcement. Once completed, the project will be owned and operated by Pattern Development's affiliate Pattern Energy together with the neighbouring 324-MW Broadview Wind farm.
Grady Wind is expected to generate enough electricity to power almost 90,000 homes a year.
"The Grady Wind facility represents an important step in New Mexico’s evolution as a major renewable energy producer," said Adam Renz, external affairs and government relations specialist at the company. Pattern Development noted that the solar and wind energy industries currently employ more than 5,500 people in the state.