A new wind farm with an installed power capacity of 101.2-megawatts set in Shasta County, California looks to be completed and ready for operation, according to developer Renewable Energy Systems (RES) Americas. The Hatchet Ridge Wind Project, as it is called, brings to more than 5-gigawatts the total amount of clean energy projects developed around the globe by RES Group, which is the parent company for the American subsidiary.
The Hatchet Ridge project consists of 44 Siemens 2.3 MW turbines and will be owned and operated by Pattern Energy Group. It will generate enough energy at capacity to serve nearly 44,000 California homes annually, with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) purchasing the power from it under a 15-year power purchase agreement.
RES Americas said that throughout the construction of the project more than $13 million reportedly was injected into the regional economy through subcontractors, retail spending, restaurants, travel and tourism oriented businesses. Construction provided approximately 200 local jobs during peak build times as well.
Like what you are reading? Follow us on RSS, Twitter and Facebook to learn more and join the green technology discussion. Have a story idea or correction for this story you are reading? Drop us a line through our contact form.