Avangrid Renewables Breaks Ground on 35,000 Acres of State Trust Land At La Joya Wind Farm

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SANTA FE, NM – Construction has begun on 35,000 acres of state trust land for the La Joya Wind Farm in Torrance County, located about 10 miles west of the Village of Encino. The project includes a mix of private land and state trust land, the latter was awarded to Avangrid Renewables by Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard through an open bid process in September of 2019. When completed, the project will consist of 111 turbines and have a total generating capacity of 306 megawatts (MW). The portion sited on state trust land will include 74 new wind turbines capable of generating a total of 207 MW.