lompoc wind power project california
STATUS: In progress, with opposition
OPPOSITION: Neighboring landowners; California Department of Fish and Game
BACKGROUND: Pacific Renewable Energy Generation, a unit of Spanish conglomerate Acciona S.A. (ANA.MC), wants to build an 83-megawatt wind farm on a coastal hillside in rural Lompoc, CA. The company signed a 20-year contract with PG&E Corp. (PCG) utility Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and won approval for the project from the Santa Barbara County Planning Commission. The 65-turbine project, spread out over …
… has provided leveraged lease equity financing to Pattern’s wholly owned subsidiary Hatchet Ridge Wind, LLC, the lessee of a 101.2 megawatt (MW) wind energy project located in Burney, California. The project produces clean power equivalent to the annual energy use of 44,000 California homes. MetLife’s investment was supported by long-term institutional lease debt arranged by Credit Agricole Securities. Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank provided a long-term letter of credit facility. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Hatchet Ridge Wind is the only commercial-scale wind project in California to reach operation this year. Hatchet Ridge Wind began full …
California Solar News – There’s an old Chinese proverb, “the beating of a butterfly’s wings will cause a hurricane on the other side of the world”. The latest beat, the U.S. Secretary of the interior this week put his OK on the large commercial solar energy installation to be built in San Bernardino County California. Everything is interconnected and the Obama administration is working hard to create good paying local new jobs in America. This project is one of the many …
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Whether visiting Napa or making my way across California’s central valley, I see more and more solar panels and wind turbines on the Golden State’s farms and ranches. And that’s not surprising to me since California has been leading the way towards energy independence and renewable energy production and use.
When it comes to on-farm renewable energy production, California farms and ranches now make up more than 20 percent of all operations in the nation with solar, wind and methane digester use. There are now 1,956 California farms producing renewable energy, according to the results of the
KIT CARSON WINDPOWER PROJECT OPERATIONAL
Eastern Colorado wind farm is Tri-State’s newest power resource
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association announced today the completion of the Kit Carson Windpower Project, a 51-megawatt wind farm located in east-central Colorado. The wholesale power supplier is purchasing the output of the facility through a 20-year agreement with a subsidiary of Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK).
“The Kit Carson Windpower Project is another component in the continuing diversification of Tri-State’s resource …
… Electric signed the agreement with NaturEner to finance $250 million of the $700 million Rim Rock wind farm project in a deal announced Wednesday.
California utilities and other electricity providers under legislation signed into law Tuesday have until the end of 2020 to draw 33 percent of their power from solar panels, windmills and other renewable sources.
San Diego Gas & Electric powers 1.4 million businesses and residences in 25 Southern California communities.
“These kinds of contracts have a very positive environmental impact on the states that make up the Western area of the nation’s power grid,” said Michael R. Niggli, SDG&E’s president …
Small Wind Energy Systems
Small wind energy systems can supply cheap, clean, renewable energy to residential, rural, and small business owners. The California Wind Energy Collaborative is committed to spreading practical knowledge about these systems to the public. We are offering a one day course to teach people about small wind systems and what it takes to make the wind work for you. We have installed a Bergey XL.1 small wind turbine here on the UC Davis campus. This installation helps facilitate learning both on and off campus through CWEC’s education programs.
Planning has begun …
BACKGROUND: In 2008, Mesa Power’s large scale wind energy project in the Texas panhandle faced delays in obtaining rights of way for water pipeline and electricity transmission line. T. Boone Pickens stated that he intended to make Pampa, Texas the “wind capital of the world.” The project had a four-phase plan totaling about $12 billion in costs. Construction would have created about 1,500 jobs and a typical year of operation would have …
HOWARD, S.D. — Retirement seems more than reasonable after decades of work in the fields of California, but hundreds of Danish workhorses bearing the names Nordtank, Micon, Vestas and Bonus aren’t quite ready to slow down.
These wind turbines — stripped down to the steel and completely rebuilt — are forgoing the scrap heap in favor of second lives powering farms, schools and businesses.
Within the capital-intensive wind industry, there are a growing number of companies that specialize in bringing old turbines back to life, helping smaller customers save a little cash while going green.
Most of these windmills, once state-of-the-art, …