The New Mexico Energy Map Tool

The New Mexico Energy Map Tool provides information to assist with the siting and early coordination of energy development projects with military operations within New Mexico.

 

The New Mexico Energy Map Tool is designed to provide information to assist with the siting and early coordination of energy development projects between energy developers, local, regional, state and federal stakeholders, and military installations within New Mexico. Early coordination can benefit energy projects by identifying potential issues and mitigation opportunities across all stakeholder groups that can improve efficiency in project approvals, ultimately saving time and cost.

The tool provides information to help inform the project planning process for the energy development industry, state departments and agencies, counties and municipalities, the military and other affected stakeholders. The tool combines an array of geographic map layers along with other pertinent data and corresponding contact information:

The data layers contained within the map tool provide preliminary information and coordination points of contact only. Military areas depicted do NOT constitute automatic exclusion areas for energy development projects and the military may determine that wind turbines could be compatible with the missions in these areas, with or without mitigation. Use of the tool does not replace other coordination, planning and review requirements at the the local, state and federal levels, and is not intended for project specific analysis.

How was the Tool developed?

The New Mexico Energy Development Tool was funded by the Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment under the management of the Mid-Region Council of Governments with the assistance of the New Mexico Office of Military Base Planning and Support. Representatives from local governments, state departments, the renewable energy industry and military installations in New Mexico participated in the development of the tool.

Software Requirements

The New Mexico Energy Map Tool has been tested and is compatible with both Firefox 78 and Chrome 84.
For best performance, avoid operating the tool using Internet Explorer or Edge.
The Print to PDF function has been tested using Adobe Acrobat Pro 2017 and Adobe Acrobat DC.
The Export to Excel function has been tested using Microsoft Office 365.

User Guide and Video Tutorial

The User Guide for the New Mexico Energy Map Tool provides an overview of the tool features, how to identify an area of interest, how to create a Coordination Report, and view an example scenario of using the tool.

Download the User Guide