Bureau of Land Management Solar Energy Program Western Solar Plan
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New Mexico

One solar energy zone (SEZ) was identified in New Mexico through the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Solar PEIS: the Afton SEZ.

As of April 2015, there were no pending applications or approved projects in New Mexico.

Additional SEZ information and maps for the Afton SEZ are available on the SEZ-specific Web page for Afton.

Solar Regional Mitigation Strategy

In the Solar PEIS, the BLM committed to establishing a solar regional mitigation strategy (SRMS) for each SEZ. These regional mitigation strategies are expected to simplify and improve the mitigation process for future solar projects in SEZs.

The BLM is developing a solar regional mitigation strategy for the Afton SEZ in New Mexico. Extensive information on the Afton Solar Regional Mitigation Strategy is available on the project website, linked below.

View Afton SRMS Project Website
Updated: 2/14/2017