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sPower lifts California wind

25-year PPA secured for 49.5MW Sand Hill project

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US developer sPower has secured a power purchase agreement for the 49.5MW Sand Hill wind farm in California.

The 25-year deal with Silicon Valley Power (SVP), the city of Santa Clara’s municipal power utility, will support the company’s first wind project in the US state.

sPower expects to complete the 25-turbine facility in Alameda County by the end of 2020, it said.

The company, based in Salt Lake City, owns more than 150 renewable energy plants in the US and the UK.

It completed its first wind project, the 60MW Latigo wind farm in Utah, last December.

“sPower is excited about developing its first wind farm in California, especially given SVP’s initiatives to create a cleaner energy future for the City of Santa Clara’s residents and businesses,” sPower chief executive Ryan Creamer said.

“We commend SVP’s outstanding efforts to advance the development of cost-competitive green power sources and look forward to building more California wind projects.”

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