Western Wind is working with its EPC – BOP contractor, RMT, Inc. ("RMT") on various project activities for both Mesa and Steel Park. Jointly, Western Wind and RMT are conducting various project tasks including preliminary design, system impact and feasibilities studies and permitting at Steel Park.
An independent resource assessment has been completed on Mesa by the lender’s independent engineer and Gamesa completed a site suitability study. Capacity factors are consistent with a wind power resource at Mesa averaging 10.4 meters per second ( 23 mph ) from met tower MT-34 recording over six (6) years of wind data.
Upon commencement of the Commercial Operations Date for both Steel Park and Mesa, Western Wind will apply to the US Treasury Department for the 30% tax free cash grant available under the American Recovery and Re-Investment Act of 2009. Such tax free cash grant is anticipated to be approximately $27 Million USD.
Western Wind Energy will make further updates as they become available.
Western Wind is a vertically integrated renewable energy electrical production company that currently owns over 500 wind turbines with 34.5 MW of rated capacity and a further 131MW of expansion power purchase agreements in the States of California and Arizona.
Western Wind further owns additional development assets for both Solar and Wind Energy in California, Arizona, Ontario, Canada and a development team in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
Western Wind is in the business of owning and acquiring land sites and technology for the production of electricity from wind and solar energy. Management of Western Wind Energy includes individuals involved in the operations and ownership of utility scale wind farms facilities in California since 1981.