RioSol’s 550-Mile Transmission Project will Help New Mexico and Arizona meet Renewable Energy Goals

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The planned RioSol transmission line will connect New Mexico and Arizona communities with renewable energy. The 500-kilovolt (kV) High Voltage Alternating Current (HVAC) power line is anticipated to have a minimum of five substations between Central New Mexico to South Central Arizona. When completed, RioSol will carry enough clean energy to power approximately 500 thousand homes in Arizona and New Mexico as well as generate an estimated 971.1 million in economic revenue (according to a 2022 Moss Adams Economic Benefits Study).

Two Unique Solutions to New Mexico & Arizona Renewable Energy Needs

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – From the beginning, the SunZia and RioSol clean energy power line projects were designed to complement one another. Envisioned by SouthWestern Power Group, both Line 1 and Line 2 lived under the SunZia brand until Pattern Energy acquired Line 1 and the SunZia name.  That created the opportunity for Line 2 to be named RioSol.  Both Line 1 and Line 2 will span from Central New Mexico to South Central Arizona. Both lines are included as a part of the same federal right-of-way permit, environmental impact statement and record of decision that will be issued by the Bureau of Land Management.

RioSol Transmission Line to Deliver Clean Energy
 to New Mexico and Arizona

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – RioSol is a planned transmission line running from Central New Mexico to South Central Arizona that will bring renewable energy to rural communities and western power markets. RioSol is a 500-kilovolt (Kv) High Voltage Alternating Current (HVAC) renewable energy transmission line that has been in development since 2008. As an HVAC transmission line, RioSol is designed to provide clean energy to communities along its 550-mile route.

Local Transmission Project to Help Rural Communities Transition to Global Clean Energy Economy

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – RioSol, a renewable energy transmission line being developed in New Mexico and Arizona, is accelerating the transition to a clean energy economy and helping communities and small utilities meet the critical deadlines related to renewable energy standards in both states. The RioSol High Voltage Alternating Current (HVAC) transmission line will have a capacity of 1,500 MW, enough to power approximately 500 thousand homes in rural New Mexico and Arizona; designed for interconnection to regional utilities, along its 550-mile route.