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A Green Vision

Back in 2018, Mayor Tim Keller announced a plan that would move the city of Albuquerque toward what he called 100% renewable, clean energy within four years. Under the agreement with PNM, the city will purchase 25 MW of the electricity that would be generated by the proposed 50MW solar plant.

Phase 1

The initial phase of a 25million investment for a solar panel installation project at 12 city-owned buildings, which included seven city fire stations, Ladera Golf Course, the main Albuquerque Public Library, and the Albuquerque Police Academy and Forensics Lab. 

Phase 2

The second phase has begun with panel installations taking place at the Los Griegos Community Center, Museum of Albuquerque, Old Police Department Building, Pino Yards, click here (By OE Solar), Senior Multi-service Center on 7th Street, Balloon Fiesta Park Restaurant, Central Unser Library, Karsten Meal Site, Botanical Garden Aquatic Center and the Rio Grande Zoo.

Phase 3

The Third Phase will include panels at the Albuquerque Convention Center, Civic Plaza (OE Solar), 5th Area Command (OE Solar), Los Altos Pool (OE Solar), Cerro Colorado Landfill (OE Solar) and 9 other City buildings. 

References:

  • https://www.cabq.gov/mayor/news/mayor-tim-keller-announces-roadmap-to-move-city-to-100-renewable-energy-within-four-years
  • https://www.abqjournal.com/1249219/abq-partners-with-pnm-on-proposed-solar-plant.html

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