San Diego Wind Energy News

  • First U.S.-Mexico Wind Energy Project Sees Legal Challenge
    Oct 13, 2015 - Jean Guerrero - kpbs.org

    The wind farm in Rumorosa, Baja California sells 100 percent of its output to San Diego Gas & Electric under a 20-year, $820-million power purchase agreement.  With a 1,200-megawatt capacity and hundreds of new turbines, its output would be comparable to that of the largest wind farm in the U.S., Alta Wind Energy Center in Kern County.  But some residents claim its first incarnation violates the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and more.
     
  • Wind farm signs deal with Edison
    Jul 29, 2015 - Morgan Lee - sandiegouniontribune.com

    Wind energy developer Iberdrola Renewables has signed a power contract to underwrite construction of an array of industrial-scale turbines along the McCain Valley of southeastern San Diego County, the company announced Wednesday.  Southern California Edison has agreed to buy electricity from up to 67 turbines located mostly on public lands managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, according to Iberdrola Renewables, a U.S. division of the Spanish energy company.