Iberdrola signs 15-year power purchase deal for Tule wind project in California

29 July 2015 (Last Updated July 29th, 2015 18:30)

Spanish green energy firm Iberdrola Renewables has signed a 15-year deal with Southern California Edison (SCE) to supply 132MW of power from its Tule Wind Power project in California, US.

Spanish green energy firm Iberdrola Renewables has signed a 15-year deal with Southern California Edison (SCE) to supply 132MW of power from its Tule Wind Power project in California, US.

Located in the McCain Valley of eastern San Diego County, the facility is expected to start commercial operations by the end of 2017.

San Diego Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Jerry Sanders said: "San Diego has been a sustainable leader in California and helped set the national standard for energy efficiency and use of renewable power.

"Tule Wind Power project will advance our state’s clean energy offerings, while contributing to local economic development."

"This project is in the right location and ready for construction at the right moment to continue San Diego’s clean power leadership."

Equipped with 67 wind turbines spread across 14,000 acres, the power plant will be able to meet the energy requirements of almost 40,000 average households in the US.

Green energy proponent Cleantech San Diego president and CEO Jason Anderson said: "Once completed, Iberdrola Renewables’ Tule Wind Power project will advance our state’s clean energy offerings, while contributing to local economic development across the greater San Diego region."

Iberdrola Renewables vice-president Barrett Stambler said: "We look forward to reliably providing clean power to SCE for its customers and expanding our long-term relationship with them."

Financial details about the deal have not been disclosed.