The company’s three operating wind plants include the Mesa Wind generating facility near Palm Springs, California that has a 30 MW rated capacity; the Windridge generating facility in Tehachapi, California that has a 4.5 MW rated capacity and the Kingman generating facility in Kingman Arizona that has a 10.5 MW rated capacity. As of September 2011, Western Wind was constructing one additional project, the 120 MW Windstar project in California.
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The company’s Mesa Wind Farm is a 30 MW wind generation facility located in the San Gorgonio Pass near Palm Springs, California. The assets include a right-of-way on 440 acres of land owned by the Bureau of Land Management, a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Southern California Edison (SCE), 460 wind turbines (of which approximately 430 are still operational), a collection system, a substation, roads and a maintenance building. The electricity production over the last nine years has been approximately 60 million kWh per year. Electricity generated from the Mesa Wind Farm for the six months ended June 30, 2011, was 34,500 MWh.
The Windridge Wind Farm consists of 191 acres of land in Tehachapi, California, 43 Windmatic turbines, a substation, a collection system, and a PPA with SCE which expires on December 7, 2014, to deliver the output from 4.5 MW of capacity. Electricity generated from the Windridge Wind Farm for the six months ended June 30, 2011, was 770 MWh.
The Kingman project is a 10.5 MW project fully zoned for wind and solar energy on 1,110 acres owned by the company in Kingman, Arizona.
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