Sempra Infrastructure Launches Cimarron Wind Project


Sempra Infrastructure, a Sempra subsidiary, has finalized their investment decision in the development, construction and operation of the Cimarron wind project, the Energía Sierra Juarez (ESJ) complex’s third phase.

Expected to commence generating energy late next year, the project, fully contracted under a 20-year PPA to Silicon Valley Power for renewable energy supply to Santa Clara, Calif., is expected to total approximately 320 MW. It has a fixed-price agreement with Vestas for the supply and installation of 64 wind turbines and a similar fixed-price agreement with Elecnor for the construction of the balance of plant. 

The project will utilize Sempra Infrastructure’s existing cross-border, high-voltage transmission line interconnecting the ESJ wind complex directly into the California Independent System Operator system.

“We are excited to cost-effectively expand the ESJ wind complex to support Silicon Valley Power’s needs for clean renewable energy,” says Justin Bird, CEO of Sempra Infrastructure. “Cimarron wind is expected to provide strong financial returns and represents another important step toward our mission of becoming North America’s leading energy infrastructure company.”

Once the Cimarron project is operational, the ESJ wind complex is expected to have a total installed capacity of 580 MW. 

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