Deming, NM (KDBC) — Work is underway on New Mexico's largest solar power plant.
The partnership project between El Paso Electric, the New Mexico State land office and First Solar, Inc. will be located on state trust land near Deming in Luna county.
While in the construction phase, the Macho Springs Solar Project will provide approximately 300 jobs.
The plant will power more than 18,000 average customer homes in the El Paso Electric Service territory.
Completion date is scheduled for May 2014.