Shell Energy North America (US) L.P. and Coachella Hills Wind LLC recently signed a long-term Power Purchase Agreement to procure up to 100 MW of wind energy from the Coachella Hills Wind project being developed by Terra-Gen, LLC.
The Coachella Hills Wind project, in Palm Springs, CA, represents a repowering of the existing Coachella Flats and Painted Hills wind projects with an anticipated online date of December 1, 2020.
“Terra-Gen is pleased to announce the development of its Coachella Hills Wind project and its continued relationship with Shell Energy,” said Jim Pagano, Chief Executive Officer, Terra-Gen. “Coachella Hills will provide a positive impact for local businesses and county revenues while helping California meet its carbon reduction goals.”
Coachella is the second California wind project where Terra-Gen and Shell Energy have executed a power purchase agreement. The first project, signed in 2017, was a 130-MW greenfield wind project known as Voyager II located in Tehachapi, California.
Terra-Gen and Shell WindEnergy Inc., part of Shell New Energies, are also joint venture partners providing additional integration capabilities to California onshore wind assets in Palm Springs.
“Power purchase agreements like this one provide price certainty for our customers and are consistent with Shell Energy’s efforts to be part of the solution to help our customers lower their carbon footprint as we move together towards a cleaner energy future,” said Shaji Nair, Senior Vice President Sales and Origination, Shell Energy North America.