New Mexico tribe conducting study on wind farm

The utility authority of Laguna Pueblo in New Mexico is conducting a $76,000 study on the feasibility of an 80-megawatt wind farm.

The study will help determine whether to move forward with the $100 million farm. If it is built, it would be the largest in Indian Country, said Bob Gough of the Intertribal Council on Utility Policy.

Other tribes have turned to wind power to generate electricity and revenues. The Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota erected the first wind turbine in Indian Country and is moving forward with larger projects. The Campo Band of Kumeyaay Indians in California is building a 50-megawatt farm. The Hopi Tribe of Arizona is working on a 60-megawatt project.

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Study examines feasibility of wind farm at Laguna Pueblo (The Albuquerque Business Journal 8/29)

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