New wind farm coming to eastern New Mexico

Eastern New Mexico is set to be the home of a new wind farm.

The Hobbs News-Sun reports ( the Anderson Wind Farm is under construction in Lea County — in the heart of the state’s oil and gas country — and could start generating power by December.


Officials say the facility featuring nearly two dozen 264-foot-tall wind turbines will sit west of Lovington near Maljamar.

Chris Copeland, construction manager with BayWa Energy Resources, says the project will use 1.85 and 2 megawatt wind turbines.

The power generated by the farm will go directly into the Lea County Electric Cooperative’s system.

Cooperative executive director Gary Hurse says the cooperative will buy power from BayWa so it can step down its dependence on Xcel Energy’s network.