Western Energy Partners to develop gas, solar project in New Mexico

 Western Energy Partners to develop gas, solar project in New Mexico

Western Energy Partners, an energy development company, announced plans to develop, permit, construct and operate a 750-MW electricity generation project, near Waterflow, New Mexico.

The Clean Path Energy Center will consist of a 680-MW natural gas combined-cycle plant, and a 70-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant. The project will help fill the gap of generation loss due to the retirement of coal-fired power plants located in the Four Corners and Desert Southwest region.

The facility is expected to create approximately 800 jobs during peak construction, and 30 full-time positions once the facility is operational. Completion of the project is expected in mid-2019.

SNC-Lavalin Inc. will serve as the engineering, construction and procurement (EPC) contractor for the project’s combined-cycle power block, as well as support project development. Stonepeak Partners will also  provide project development support.  

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