sPower secures 49.5MW Silicon Valley Power PPA for wind projects in California

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The Sand Hill Wind facilities are expected to be completed before the end of 2020. Image: sPower

Independent renewable energy provider sPower announced that they were awarded a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Silicon Valley Power (SVP) to provide 49.5MW of wind power.

The Sand Hill Wind facilities will be developed within the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area (APWRA) in Alameda County, California. sPower expects 25 wind turbines to be developed at the site, with commercial operations set to begin before the end of 2020.

Steve Hance, Silicon Valley Power electric division manager, “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.”

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