The 10.5 MW wind farm and solar energy project has reached mechanical completion of the five (5) – 2-MW Gamesa G90 wind turbines. We are currently drilling the pads for the solar tracking system and expect this to be completed over the next two weeks. The solar panels and inverters have already been delivered and we expect completion of the solar portion by mid August, 2011. After this, we await the utility to energize our site, which is expected by August 31, 2011, for revenue service.
Windstar, Tehachapi, California
Regarding our 120-MW wind farm project located in Tehachapi, California, eighty-eight (88%) percent of the foundations have been completed, 70% of the base-set towers have been installed, 80% of the nacelles (gearbox and generator) have been delivered and 25% of the nacelles have been installed on top of the towers.
With the average windspeeds during the month of June at over 30 miles per hour, the installation of nacelles and blades will occur at a more rapid pace after the extremely high wind season comes to an end. We anticipate August, September and October to be very signficant months for completing the turbine installations.
Yabucoa, Puerto Rico
Our Yabucoa lead project debt arranger Rabobank, and Western Wind have chosen Black and Veatch as the independent engineer for our Yabucoa Project. Both parties have chosen their indpendent lead counsels for financial close.
DAI Consulting has been working on Phase 3 of the valuation and due to the summer season, we expect to be in receipt of the final version in September.
Western Wind Energy is a vertically integrated renewable energy electrical production company that currently owns over 500 wind turbines with 165 MW of net rated capacity either in production or in construction 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 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 includes individuals involved in the operations and ownership of utility scale wind energy facilities in California since 1981.