Renewable energy provides Americans with jobs, clean air, and energy security. However, the continued growth of this burgeoning industry depends upon the expansion of the U.S. electric transmission grid. While the United States enjoys some of the best and most abundant renewable resources in the world, they are predominantly located in remote areas. The challenge lies in transporting the energy generated from these resources to communities that need the power—a challenge Clean Line Energy is working to solve.
An effective transmission solution requires the appropriate technology and the right project. The Western Spirit Clean Line will collect renewable power from east-central New Mexico and deliver approximately 1,000 megawatts (MW) of power to markets in the western United States that have a strong demand for clean, reliable energy. The clean energy will be transported via an approximately 140-mile transmission line, complementing the efforts of the Centennial West Clean Line transmission project.