WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 9:30 a.m., U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will be in Dora to tour the Sagamore Wind Project site, which will be the largest wind farm in New Mexico's history, and the Roosevelt Wind Farm.
Senator Heinrich will visit the Sagamore Wind Project site with representatives from Xcel Energy, local municipal leadership and school district board members to highlight the impact the wind farm will have on the local economy and community. The project will create up to 300 construction jobs and as many as 30 full-time operations jobs, produce an estimated $43 million in gross receipts tax revenue for the state of New Mexico, and save consumers money on their electric bills. Senator Heinrich has been a leading advocate of tax credits to support the development of wind and solar energy. He spearheaded efforts in 2015 to secure a multi-year extension of wind and solar production and investment tax credits that encourage companies and investors to support major projects like the Sagamore Wind Project. Over the last few years, New Mexico has seen an increase in construction of more utility-scale wind farms made possible by pro-growth tax policies.
Senator Heinrich will also tour the Roosevelt Wind Project adjacent to the site of the new Sagamore Wind Project.
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Dora - Thursday, April 5, 2018
WHO: U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich
WHAT: Sagamore Wind Project Site and Roosevelt Wind Farm Visit
WHEN: From 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. MT
WHERE: Dora, N.M. (Press interested in attending should RSVP to email@example.com or call 202-228-1578)