Lordsburg Generating Station
In 2002, PNM built the $60 million, 80-megawatt natural gas-fired
Lordsburg Generating Station in southwestern New Mexico. The
plant, owned and operated in Lordsburg by PNM, provides power
during peak-usage times and enhance power reliability in the
The plant has two simple-cycle combustion turbines, each
designed to generate 40 megawatts of power. Construction began
in January 2002 and was completed in June 2002.
- The plant will generate $19.4 million in state and local
taxes over a 10-year period.
- The plant employs four people full-time and three part-time
managers, with an annual payroll of about $264,000.
- The plant complies with all applicable federal and state
laws and regulations, including the Clean Air Act of 1970.
- The plant will pursue certification of its environmental
management system through an independent auditor in accordance
with the requirements of ISO 14001 (International Organization
for Standardization in Switzerland). This recognition verifies
that the plant's system meets rigorous international environmental