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Scout Clean Energy and Peninsula to repower wind project in California

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Scout Clean Energy and Peninsula Clean Energy have established an agreement to repower a decades-old wind farm in California. Under the agreement, the companies signed a 15-year power purchase agreement that will provide San Mateo County with 76,35 megawatts of clean energy.

Firstly, the repowering project involves the Pacheco Pass Wind Farm, in Merced County, California. The project is about 40 years; the companies will replace the existing 162-turbines of the project; with a much smaller fleet of top-notch turbines that will boost its existing capacity.

Currently, the farm generates around 18,4MW with its 162 turbines. The repowering project will boost that capacity to 147,5 MW. In fact, the completed project upgrades would be one of the first repower projects on state land in California.

Moreover, when operational, the wind farm will provide around 350,000-megawatt hours of carbon-free, renewable electricity to the California grid each year; enough to power around 44,000 homes.

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Scout Clean Energy and Peninsula setting an example for the industry

In addition, according to the statement, the construction will begin in late 2023, and operations will come in 2024. The repowered wind farm will get a new name: the Gonzaga Ridge wind farm. Michael Rucker, CEO, and founder of Scout Clean Energy said about the matter. “We are excited to expand our partnership with Peninsula Clean Energy and the opportunity to continue to supply clean, renewable power to the customers of San Mateo County and Los Banos in Merced County while we complete our upgrade plans to the Gonzaga Ridge Wind facility.”

On the other hand, Peninsula Clean Energy CEO Jan Pepper said. “The Gonzaga Ridge project is an important tool in Peninsula Clean Energy’s efforts to provide 24/7 renewable power, with the added bonus of being located near our new Los Banos service territory.”

Finally, he also remarked. “It is a great example of how state-of-the-art wind farms have become far more efficient and powerful in providing clean and affordable energy across our territories during both peak and non-peak hours.”

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