NM to get hundreds of miles of power lines

ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – Xcel Energy is investing hundreds of millions of dollars to build up service in New Mexico.

Demand for electricity in northwest New Mexico and west Texas is expected to keep growing because of booms in the oilfields and the mining industry.

The company will add about 400 miles of high-voltage lines and 12 new substations.

Xcel also plans to add 240 miles of new distribution lines to carry electricity to customers in Lea and Eddy counties.

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