Western Spirit Clean Line

The Western Spirit Clean Line (formally known as the Power Network New Mexico project) is a 150-mile, double-circuit 345-kV line that would run from Guadalupe, NM to Rio Puerco, NM. From the interconnection at PNM’s Rio Puerco substation, the existing PNM system would carry approximately 1,500 MW of renewable energy to the Four Corners area. Construction is expected to begin in 2018, and the anticipated in-service date for the Power Network New Mexico line is 2020.

Project Sponsor Line Miles Voltage (kV) From State To State Year in Service
Pattern Energy Group LP 150 345 NM NM 2020
Estimated Costs ($M) Voltage Type Project Status Project Group Origin Point Destination Point
150 Planned Guadalupe Rio Puerco
Interstate Build Start NERC ISO/RTO Country Project Partners
2019 WECC US New Mexico Renewable Energy Authority (RETA)