New Mexico Approves 76-Megawatt Wind Project on State Trust Land

The New Mexico State Land Office approved leases for a 76-megawatt wind project proposed by Pattern Renewables 2 LP,  according to a June 4 news release. The Western Spirit Wind Development, spanning about 16,442 acres in Torrance County and Lincoln Counties, is expected to power over 15,000 homes annually. Commissioner of Public Lands, Stephanie Garcia...

Virginia Allows Load Aggregation for Commercial Customers to Purchase Power From Third-Party Suppliers

The Virginia State Corporation Commission announced a pilot program that will allow Dominion Energy Inc.’s commercial customers to combine the load of separately metered retail stores to purchase electricity from third party suppliers, according to a June 10 press release. The measure is in response to legislation enacted in April that directed the agency to...