May 23, 2003 [SolarAccess.com] PNM has been recognized by the American Wind Energy Association’s Utility Leadership Award for PNM’s role in creation of the New Mexico Wind Energy Center. The award was presented Tuesday at the National Wind Energy Conference in Austin, Texas. AWEA offers the award each year to an electric utility that has contributed to the advancement of wind energy. The New Mexico Wind Energy Center will be capable of producing 204 MW of power, or enough to supply 94,000 average-sized New Mexico homes. Once operational, it will be the third largest wind-generation facility in the world, according to AWEA. Florida-based FPL Energy will own the facility, and PNM will purchase all of its output. PNM plans to offer renewable energy to its 385,000 New Mexico electric customers once the facility begins production and state regulators have approved PNM’s plan for selling the Renewable Energy.