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SunZia Wind Farm and transmission project, US

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8th March 2024

By: Sheila Barradas

Creamer Media Research Coordinator & Senior Deputy Editor

     

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Name of the Project
SunZia Wind Farm and transmission project.

Location
The transmission line will be built between central New Mexico and south-central Arizona, in the US.

The wind project will be built across the Torrance, Lincoln and San Miguel Counties of New Mexico.

Project Owner/s
Pattern Energy Group.

Project Description
The project is the largest clean energy infrastructure project in US history.

It involves the construction of a 885 km, estimated 525 kV high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission line, with the capacity to transport 3 000 MW of clean, reliable and affordable electricity across western states.

The SunZia Wind Farm will have a capacity of 3 515 MW and will be the largest wind project in the Western hemisphere.

Potential Job Creation
Not stated.

Capital Expenditure
$11-billion.

Planned Start/End Date
Construction started in 2023.

Latest Developments
None stated.

Key Contracts, Suppliers and Consultants
Quanta Infrastructure Services Group (engineering, procurement and construction contract for the transmission line); and Hitachi Energy (HVDC supplier).

Contact Details for Project Information
Pattern Energy Group, tel +1 832 476 7770 or email info@patternenergy.com.

Edited by Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor

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