Iberdrola signs power offtake deal with Southern California Edison for Tule Wind project

Iberdrola Renewables on July 29 announced a 15-year contract to supply Southern California Edison (SCE), an Edison International (NYSE: EIX) company, with renewable energy from the planned Tule Wind Power Project in the McCain Valley of eastern San Diego County.

SCE will purchase the entire output of the 132-MW wind farm, with the project expected to be completed in late 2017. The Tule project will consist of up to 67 wind turbines located on nearly 14,000 acres in the county of San Diego and on U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land north of the town of Boulevard. Iberdrola’s website for this project indicates that the plans had been for up to 200 MW of capacity for the project.

“We are pleased to support SCE’s renewable energy goals with affordable wind energy from our new project,” said Barrett Stambler, vice president of Iberdrola Renewables. “This project has been fully permitted for quite some time, so we’re very pleased our proven track record of experience developing, constructing, and managing wind projects in California pushed this across the goal line. We look forward to reliably providing clean power to SCE for its customers and expanding our long term relationship with them.”

Iberdrola Renewables is a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA and the U.S. renewable energy division of parent company IBERDROLA S.A., an energy pioneer with the largest renewable asset base of any company in the world. Iberdrola Renewables  is headquartered in Portland, Ore., and has more than $10 billion of operating assets totaling more than 6,000 MW of owned and controlled wind and solar generation in the U.S.

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