We are honored to launch this series with an interview with our partner, the Santa Fe Green Chamber of Commerce (SFGCC). SFGCC has been a longtime force for social equity and environmental preservation, growing Santa Fe’s economic prosperity. This past year they have been focused on providing resources for small local businesses and working to implement a water conservation program for restaurants. SFGCC has worked to grow that list of participants for this program and faced difficulties because of concern over new and changing COVID-19 regulations.
The Borderlands Wind Project is a 100 MW project that will be built in Catron County, close to the New Mexico-Arizona border and a way to generate energy and revenue for our communities and a means to purchase clean, reliable energy for Tucson Electric and help them meet their own goals and commitments.
Right now, renewable energy makes up less than 20 percent of our energy mix. As more projects like the Gladstone Wind Farm start coming online and that percentage creeps higher, we will find ourselves with the resources and endurance to soar towards the finish line of 100% clean and renewable energy.