Southern California Edison has agreed to buy the entire output from Iberdrola Renewables' planned 132 MW Tule Wind Power Project, located in the McCain Valley of eastern San Diego County, Calif.
According to Iberdrola, the utility will buy the output over 15 years, beginning in late 2017, when the project is completed.
The Tule project will consist of up to 67 wind turbines located on nearly 14,000 acres of land in San Diego and on lands belonging to U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
According to Iberdrola, the wind farm is expected to generate $39 million in local and state tax benefits over 25 years. The project has already committed to East County community donations of $600,000 to the county at the start of the project, and between $1.5 million and $2.6 million to the community over the life of the project. Iberdrola says these donations will support local health services, schools, cultural preservation and recreational campgrounds on BLM land.