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0 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2010 My Fellow Citizens, Do WE have what it takes to be a part of the SOLAR POWER BOOM? I BELIEVE WE DOt The LORDSBURG area has the highest solar radiation in New Mexicol Here are some of the facts: The 3 ingredients required to produce electricity are: 1) FUel: For, this WE have the key ingredient, the SUN. 2) Transmission Lines: WE have a 345 KV LINE just north of town. 3) WATER, if needed. Not all Solar Plants use water; but if needed, WE have REUSABLE from Lordsburg's Waste Water Plant. An El Paso Times newspaper article on August 23, 2009 stated that LORDSBURG and surroundingarea are ideal for solar plants. The facts: =.e,. Solar Reserve has proposed building a $700 Million Dollar, 100 to 250 Megawatt Solar Plant. "==" Iberdrola Renewable, through a subsidiary, Pacific Solar Investments, has applied to construct a 900 Mega watt Solar Plant iri the Lordsburg area to be built in 3 phases with a cost exceeding $3 BILLION Dollars. SolarpoWer is ,.one of the year-round Sun. if these Solar and world renewable spot" for Solar Plants. During the past few months, I've ing here. world's greatest sources Plants are built, the City energy map. With proper planning been in discussions of energy and in Lordsburg, we are blessed with almost of Lordsburg and Hidalgo County will be on the national and a cooperative spirit, WE are positioned be the "hot with 3 Solar Plant companies greatly interested in build- On Wednesday, February 3, I met,with a Solar Plant company representative. It was a very productive meeting which ! strongly believe will yield positive results for Lordsburg. Additionally, I've been working with Sun Zia Southwest on plans to build up to two 500 kv transmission lines of high voltage to carry the newly made electricity from new Solar Plant as well as a Substation for Solar Plant connections. I believe that my power plant experience with private employers has provided vast knowledge regarding power plants, power generation, transmission lines and renewable energy. This knowledge was an important advantage when I successfully negotiated with PNM for construction of its new $60 Million Dollar power plant in Lordsburg. I intend to seek the expertise of S andia National and LosAlamos NationalLaboratories, the nation's leading scientific laboratories, to strengthen and help in executing OUR mission to 'develop and encourage sustainable renewable energy. Withyour VOTE OF CONFIDENCE, I can continue to AND strong work ethic for the good of OUR Solar Plant construction and operations will open many the property tax base which will benefit Lordsburg, use my experience and knowledge community and county. new jobs for us as well as increase Hidalgo County and schools. i PLEASE VOTE ARTH U R C LARK PAID BY CANDIDATE ! promise :c continue, WORKING FOR YOU and the BEST INTERESTS OF LORDSBURG VOTE Tuesday, March 2 to Re-Elect ARTHUR CLARK SMITH