Wind Energy in New Mexico
Find wind data and information in New Mexico, including maps, capacity, ordinances, and more in these areas:
Capacity & Generation
Installed Capacity 2,723 MW Source: American Clean Power Association
MW Under Construction 1,447 MW Source: American Wind Energy Association Market ReportSource: U.S. Energy Information Administration's Open Data API, Electricity Net Generation.
U.S. Wind Turbine Database
The United States Wind Turbine Database (USWTDB) provides the locations of land-based and offshore wind turbines in the United States, corresponding wind project information, and turbine technical specifications. The creation of this database was jointly funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Wind Energy Technologies Office via the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Electricity Markets and Policy Group, the U.S. Geological Survey Energy Resources Program, and the American Wind Energy Association.
Wind Education & Training
Career training and projects at schools in New Mexico.
Wind for Schools Project Locations
Policies & Incentives
7 local wind energy ordinances
New Mexico Incentives
View current New Mexico renewable energy incentives on the DSIRE website.
Renewable Portfolio Standard
NM Cities with 100% Renewable Energy Commitments
- Angel Fire - 2030
- Eagle Nest - 2030
- Questa - 2030
- Red River - 2030
- Taos - 2030
- Taos Ski Valley - 2030
WETO R&D Projects
To view a list of wind research and development projects in New Mexico funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office, visit the Wind R&D Projects Map and select New Mexico from the dropdown menu.
Wind Turbine Component Manufacturers
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Wind Prospector tool is a web-based Geographical Information System that supports resource assessment and data exploration for wind development. Wind Prospector includes a data layer dedicated to the locations of U.S. wind turbine and component manufacturing and supply chain facilities. Corporate headquarters, service facilities, material suppliers, R&D and logistics centers, and smaller component manufacturers (e.g., bolt manufacturers) are not included. The list of facilities included is not intended to be exhaustive.
New Mexico Offices & Organizations
The 25x’25 Alliance is dedicated to securing 25% of the nation’s energy needs from renewable sources by the year 2025.
The Advanced Power Alliance is the industry trade association created to promote the development of the wind energy resource as a clean, reliable, affordable, and infinite source of power. The Advanced Power Alliance is the wind energy industry’s voice within the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and Southwest Power Pool (SPP) systems, including portions of Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming. The organization works to expand transmission capacity, increase wind power use within the region, and facilitate wind power export.
The Interwest Energy Alliance is a non-profit trade association that represents the nation’s leading companies in the renewable energy industry, bringing them together with nongovernmental organizations in the West (Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming).
The Atmospheric Modeling team in the Computational Earth Sciences group at Los Alamos National Laboratory is studying the interaction between wind turbines and atmospheric boundary layer flows.
The Department's mission is to position New Mexico as a national leader in the energy and natural resources areas for which the Department is responsible. One of the Department's divisions, the Energy Conservation and Management Division, serves as the state energy office and promotes energy efficiency and renewable energy, including wind energy.
The New Mexico Renewable Energy Transmission Authority was established by the New Mexico legislature in 2007 to plan, finance, develop, and acquire high-voltage transmission lines and storage projects to promote economic development in New Mexico.
The U.S. Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratories offer the following wind research facilities to meet industry needs:
- -The Advanced Simulation and Computing program, which helps achieve overall wind energy cost reductions and increased turbine performance. Recent wind research at the facility has supported advancement in designing more effective wind turbine blades by predicting their performance and behaviors before they are built, developing wind turbine blade noise prediction methods, and improving the ability to predict power-generation impacts from wakes and the motion of air within an array of wind turbines
- -The Facility for Antenna and Radar Cross-Section Measurement, used for researching the manufacture of wind turbine blades with radar-absorbing materials
- -The Lightning Simulator for research related to turbine blade damage caused by lightning strike
- -The Scaled Wind Farm Technology Facility for research to improve wind plant performance and test new wind turbine components
- -The Wake Imaging Measurement System, which measures the wind turbine wake phenomena researchers need to develop solutions to wind plant underperformance.