Tuesday, September, 2, the day after Labor Day, 11:30am, Shaffer Conference Room. Speakers: Jan Eschelman on unspecified aspects of movie biz; and Ednen Hindi, Karbon Zero, returning to speak about High Loneseome Ranch Wind Farm project. The rest of agenda: there really isn't one, call it the usual mystery meat. Announcements. Committee reports. If there is new business on the agenda, notification was not sent with the meeting announcement.
Karbon Zero and High Lonesome Wind Farm
To recap what you already know:
The wind project is about nine miles south of Willard on private land on Mesa de los Jumanos and is being developed by High Lonesome Wind Ranch LLC, a partnership of Foresight Wind, Karbon Zero and Edison Mission Group.According to the KZ website:
40, 2.5-megawatt turbines spanning approximately five miles and generating a total of about 100 megawatts of electricity- enough to supply power to about 30,000 homes. The wind turbines- measuring about 15 to 20 feet in diameter- would be built on five square miles of private land owned by Goemmer Land & Livestock Co.
"Karbon Zero Energy is a wind energy consulting and development company that utilizes a broad range of expertise and strategic partnerships to develop a resource....As a full service development company, we provide turnkey project development, including site selection, wind resource assessment, permitting, power marketing, construction management, and operations."Basically, Karbon Zero (formerly New Mexico Wind Power), a New Mexico wind prospecting company, is a consulting firm. The developer, Foresight Wind Energy, LLC of San Francisco, is the managing member and responsible for project development. The ultimate owner/operator is Edison Mission Group, a division of Edison International.
Perhaps someone will ask when someone from Foresight will come speak to the Chamber.
Based in Irvine, Calif., Edison Mission Group manages the unregulated subsidiaries of Edison International (EIX), an electric power generator and distributor with assets totaling more than $36 billion.
EMG currently has a wind energy portfolio of 654 megawatts at 14 sites either in operation or under construction in Iowa, Minnesota, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. The company also is pursuing development of additional projects with local partners throughout the country. EMG invested in its first wind project in 1998 and is ranked as the fifth largest owner of wind generation in the U.S. by the American Wind Energy Association.
The High Lonesome Ranch LLC (at same San Francisco mailing address as Foresight Wind Energy) brochure briefly describes project and lays out hierarchy, KZ >> Foresight >> EMG, noting specific role of each. Map included.
Movie biz - to get more out of Jan's "short address," experience in the business and prep yourself for asking useful, intelligent questions, do your homework. Most every thing you need to know is on the NM Film Office resource page. Take the time to learn how to navigate the site efficiently and how to find the many resources there.