Saturday, August 4, 2018 1:59 AM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
GRADY, N.M. (AP) — Construction has begun on a wind farm in eastern New Mexico.
The Eastern New Mexico News reports officials celebrated Thursday the start of work on a new wind project in Grady, New Mexico.
The San Francisco-based Pattern Energy, an affiliate of Pattern Development, is helping construct the 221-megawatt project and it's expected to power around 90,000 homes each year.
Facility Manager Ben Givens said the new Grady Wind Farm is scheduled to be operational by mid-May of 2019.
The Grady Wind Farm is the latest wild project in New Mexico and is among several efforts statewide to decrease reliance on oil and gas.
Information from: The Eastern New Mexico News, http://www.easternnewmexiconews.com