A wind project is planned for the Tehachapi in southern California. The Windstar wind project will be developed Western Wind Energy Corp (“Western Wind Energy”) and consist of 120 MW of Gamesa G8X Series wind turbines.
Gamesa is to supply a total of 60 wind turbine generators from its G8X-2.0 MW platform with deliveries starting in April 2011. The two models from the G8X-2.0 MW platform supplied under this contract will be manufactured at their factory in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania.
All the turbines, which are specifically designed for high temperature, will be installed on 67-m towers. Gamesa will also supervise construction of the wind farm, to commence immediately. Western Wind Energy has a 20-year agreement to supply electricity to Southern California Edison.
Western Wind Energy Corp. is utilizing funds from the Section 1603 Program to partially fund the construction of the Windstar Wind Farm. This program, created as part of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) that was enacted in February 2009, provides an optional cash payment for developers in lieu of a 30% investment tax credit (ITC) and production tax credit (PTC).
-Western Wind Energy Corp www.westernwindenergy.com
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