Pattern Energy Group 2 LP, or Pattern Development, has inked power purchase agreements (PPAs) with public agencies for its 200-MW Duran Mesa Wind project in New Mexico.
Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) has entered into a 15-year PPA for 110 MW of the plant's capacity and Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP) has signed a 15-year PPA for 90 MW, the developer said today.
The deals mark the first long-term wind PPAs for the two Community Choice Energy agencies.
"We are making strong progress on our extensive development projects in New Mexico, where the wind resource is one of the strongest in the country and has an evening ramp that creates an ideal complement to California solar power," said Pattern Development chief executive Mike Garland.
The wind project will deliver power to California in part through the SunZia Southwest Transmission Project, which is under development in New Mexico and Arizona by SouthWestern Power Group. The transmission line is expected to become operational by 2020.
The Duran Mesa Wind project, being developed near Corona, is scheduled to start construction in late 2019 and to go online in late 2020.