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New Mexico economic recovery includes energy industry

Tracey Bryan

LAS CRUCES – New Mexico is a state in transition in one of its major industry sectors: Energy.

Unlike the southeastern part of the state, Doña Ana County’s contribution to the Energy Industry has been more reliant on other sources: traditional electric and natural gas, along with the growing renewable sectors of wind and solar.

Understanding the workforce needs of this sector holistically will be critical to the employability of workers and the expansion of this industry, especially as the New Mexico Energy Transition Act is implemented between now and 2045. In fact, New Mexico State University is a major player in the “Electrification” of New Mexico that will be part of this transition.

With that in mind, The Bridge of Southern New Mexico convened employers (diverse in generation source and the size of their workforce) to form an industry-specific roundtable to gain a broader understanding of the workforce needs of the Energy sector in our region. Members of the Energy Industry Roundtable included representatives of El Paso Electric, New Mexico Gas Company, Macho Springs Wind Farm (Deming), and Organ Mountain Solar.

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