Iberdrola Renewables has entered into two new contracts to sell a total of 150 MW of wind energy from its 189 MW Manzana Wind Power Project, which is currently under construction near Rosamond, Calif.
The first power purchase agreement (PPA) is a 20-year contract to sell 100 MW from the Manzana project to San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E).
Under the second PPA, Iberdrola will sell 50 MW from the project to the City of Santa Clara's Silicon Valley Power for a term of 20 years starting from the launch of the facility's commercial operation, which is expected to occur in the fourth quarter.
The project includes 126 GE SLE 1.5 MW wind turbines, a 34.5 kV collector system, an operations and maintenance (O&M) building, a new collector substation and a 220 kV five-mile gen-tie line to interconnect the project to the new Whirlwind 220 kV substation that is being constructed by Southern California Edison.
Ninety of the nacelles used for the project were manufactured less than an hour's drive from the Manzana site at GE's Tehachapi factory, and the rest were manufactured in Florida. The turbine towers were delivered through the Port of San Diego.
About three-quarters of the turbines are already erected, and the construction of the O&M building, substation, collector system and transmission is under way, Iberdrola says.