sPower has announced that they were awarded a 25-year PPA with Silicon Valley Power (SVP), the City of Santa Clara’s municipal electric utility (California), to provide 49.5 MW of wind power.
The Sand Hill Wind facilities will be constructed within the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area (APWRA) and are part of repowering efforts by Alameda County. sPower anticipates erecting up to 25 state-of-the-art wind turbines with a commercial operations date before the end of 2020.
Steve Hance, Silicon Valley Power Electric Division Manager said:
“The Altamont Pass is just 40 miles from our service territory. It’s great that our local community will benefit directly from increased renewable energy and the favorable economics afforded by the Sand Hill Wind project, and also indirectly from the local job creation and generation of new state and local tax revenues.”
Ryan Creamer, sPower CEO said:
“sPower is excited about developing its first wind farm in California, especially given SVP’s initiatives to create a cleaner energy future for the City of Santa Clara’s residents and businesses. We commend SVP’s outstanding efforts to advance the development of cost-competitive green power sources and look forward to building more California wind projects.”
sPower is an independent power producer (IPP) that owns and operates more than 150 utility and commercial distributed electrical generation systems across the U.S. and the UK (1.3GW by 2017).
As we reported in May, sPower was also awarded with 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) contracts for three new solar projects in California. The three facilities, named Bayshore A, B and C, are located in the municipality of Lancaster and will have a total capacity of 60 MW.