Frequently Asked Questions
The development of transmission infrastructure is a critical link to transform New Mexico and our nation's transition to a clean 21st century economy. The Lucky Corridor Portfolio consists of two new transmission line projects totaling over approximately 179 miles. The proposed lines will run along a majority of existing rights-of-way across Colfax, Mora, San Miguel, Union, and Taos Counties.
The Lucky Corridor Portfolio is enabling the transition to clean energy in an affordable way for customers. The projects will build and transform critical transmission infrastructure to support New Mexico’s Energy Transition Act and a cleaner 21st century economy. The projects will enhance reliability, improve system performance and increase access to cleaner energy for customers in New Mexico. We believe the transition from coal to renewable energy begins with a robust, reliable and secure transmission system. Lucky Corridor Portfolio's economic benefits to New Mexico include long- and short-term job creation, tax revenues to local, county and state agencies and real estate payments to landowners on existing rights-of-way.
The projects are needed to support and enable the transition to clean energy in an affordable way for customers. Northeast New Mexico has some of the best wind and solar resources in the country. Transmission infrastructure is needed to deliver these clean resources. By using existing rights-of-way wherever possible, the Lucky Corridor projects will bolster New Mexico’s energy transition.
The Lucky Corridor Portfolio consists of two proposed transmission projects located in northeast New Mexico. The Vista Trail Transmission Project area is located in Taos and Colfax Counties. The Mora Transmission Project is located in Colfax, Union, San Miguel and Mora Counties.