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November 23, 2021

Alta Wind Project, US

By Carmen

Alta Wind Project is a 946.45MW onshore wind power project. It is located in California, the US. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 2010.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Onshore 946.45 946.45 Active California, the US Terra-Gen

Description

The project was developed by Terra-Gen and is currently owned by Clearway Energy with a stake of 100%.

The project supplies enough clean energy to power 450,000 households.

Development Status

The project is currently active. The project got commissioned in 2010.

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Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Southern California Edison under a power purchase agreement for a period of 30 years, starting from 2010.

Contractors Involved

Blattner Energy was selected to render EPC services for the wind power project.

Alta Wind Project (Alta Wind Project Phase I) is equipped with GE Renewable Energy 1.5sl turbines. The phase consists of 100 turbines with 1.5MW nameplate capacity.

Alta Wind Project (Alta Wind Project Phase II) is equipped with Vestas Wind Systems V90-3.0 MW turbines. The phase consists of 50 turbines with 3MW nameplate capacity.

Alta Wind Project (Alta Wind Project Phase III) is equipped with Vestas Wind Systems V90-3.0 MW turbines. The phase consists of 50 turbines with 3MW nameplate capacity.

Alta Wind Project (Alta Wind Project Phase IV) is equipped with Vestas Wind Systems V90-3.0 MW turbines. The phase consists of 34 turbines with 3MW nameplate capacity.

Alta Wind Project (Alta Wind Project Phase V) is equipped with Vestas Wind Systems V90-3.0 MW turbines. The phase consists of 56 turbines with 3MW nameplate capacity.

Alta Wind Project (Alta Wind Project Phase VI) is equipped with GE Renewable Energy turbines. The phase consists of 48 turbines, each with 2.85MW nameplate capacity.

Alta Wind Project (Alta Wind Project Phase VII A) is equipped with GE Renewable Energy turbines. The phase consists of 7 turbines, each with 2.85MW nameplate capacity.

Alta Wind Project (Alta Wind Project Phase VII B) is equipped with GE Renewable Energy 1.7-100 turbines. The phase consists of 41 turbines with 1.7MW nameplate capacity.

Terra-Gen and Vestas Wind Systems have provided O&M services for the project.

About Terra-Gen

Terra-Gen LLC (Terra-Gen), is a renewable energy company that owns, operates, and develops utility-scale wind, solar, and geothermal generation. It owns and operates wind, geothermal and solar generating plants through its renewable power facilities located across the US. Its projects include Beowawe, Dixie Valley, Navy I, SEGS VIII, Cameron Ridge, Chandler, Alite Wind, Oak Creek, Foote Creek II, oote Creek IV, Peetz Table/Ridge Crest, Ridgetop, Pacific Crest, Texas Big Spring, San Gorgonio, TG Mojave Victory Garden, TG Mojave Windfarms and Victory Garden Repower. Terra-Gen sells the output of the renewable energy projects to utilities and power cooperatives under long-term power purchase agreements. The company has its operations in San Diego, Reno, and Greenwood Village, the US. Terra-Gen is headquartered in New York City, New York, the US.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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