PG&E signs PPA for output of 163MW NextEra wind project

California utility Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) has reached an agreement to buy the output of NextEra Energy Resources’ 163MW North Sky River wind project in California’s windy Tehachapi Pass area.

NextEra, a subsidiary of FPL Group and the largest North American wind owner, intends to use GE 1.6MW turbines at the project. Blatnner Energy is the engineering, procurement and construction contractor.

The utility is seeking approval of the 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). With an expected capacity factor of 35%, the North Sky River project is expected to generate up to 597GWh of energy a year.

PG&E says in an 80-page advice letter to the CPUC [ PDF] that the PPA price is below Log in to read complete article.

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