Alterra Acquires Jawbone Wind Development In California

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Vancouver, British Columbia-based Alterra Power Corp. has acquired the 40 MW Jawbone wind development in Kern County, Calif.

The Jawbone development is fully zoned for wind generation, says Alterra. Following a collaborative effort that began over a year ago, Alterra acquired the project from Jawbone Wind Energy LLC, which is principally owned by Philip and Daniel Rudnick, who will continue to work with Alterra to complete development of the project.

Alterra commenced construction of the project’s main power transformer in 2016; the company expects the project to qualify for federal production tax credits at the full rate.

“We’re extremely pleased to acquire Jawbone, representing one of the few viable opportunities to build new wind generation in California,” comments John Carson, CEO of Alterra. “We expect to contract the facility over the next 12 months and begin delivering power in 2020. Our thanks go to the Rudnicks for entrusting their project to Alterra.”

Alterra manages operations of eight power plants totaling 825 MW of hydro, wind, geothermal and solar generation capacity in Canada, the U.S. and Iceland. The company owns a 363 MW share of this capacity. Alterra is also constructing the 200 MW Flat Top wind project in central Texas; the company will own 51% of the facility once it is completed in the first half of 2018.

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