Meetings will discuss renewable energy

Freedom New Mexico

New Mexico energy, rural and economic development organizations are
inviting residents to a series of town hall meetings to discuss
renewable energy development in rural communities, according to a press
release from New Mexico State University.

The first meeting is 9 a.m. Monday at the Memorial Building in
Portales. The next meetings will be Tuesday at the Clayton Civic
Center and Wednesday at the Santa Fe County Fair Building.

Additional meetings are planned in Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Silver City.

Topics to be discussed are currently identified resources, renewable
technology and the local situation and needs including economic
development, rural development, cost offsets for utility scale power
and regulatory issues.

A needs analysis questionaire will be distributed and local resources will be identified, according to the release.

“There ae economic opportunities, approaches to conservation and
appropriate technologies that can be shared through collaborative
efforts with our many partners,” said Gerald Chacon, New Mexico State
University’s associate vice provost for outreach services. “There may
also be concerns surrounding renewable energy affecting rural New
Mexico that we are interested in hearing about.”