ALBUQUERQUE ― USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner announced that 3rd Dist. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan will join him and the management of the Springer Electric Cooperative at 10 a.m., May 26 to celebrate the completion of construction of a $14 million solar power project.
The funding provided by USDA Rural Development also includes the expansion and upgrade of 74 miles of electric line and system. A total of $3.4 million of the $14 million loan was used to construct the one mega-watt solar power generation facility located just north of Springer.
The upgrade of the electric system operated by the Springer Electric Cooperative will provide better service to its customers in all areas of the distribution system. Springer Electric Cooperative serves the New Mexico counties of Colfax, Harding, Mora, San Miguel and Union, including the communities of Cimarron, Maxwell, Roy, Wagon Mound, Mosquero and Folsom.
The Cooperative also provides wholesale power to the Town of Springer municipal electric system.
The Springer Electric Cooperative Sub-Station is one mile north of exit 441 on the I-25 East Frontage Road.