Sempra to supply power from Mexican wind project to California city
Wind turbines in Mexico. Author: Presidencia de la República Mexicana.
Sempra Infrastructure, a subsidiary of US energy company Sempra (NYSE:SRE), has signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) to supply power from a proposed 300-MW wind farm in Mexico to the City of Santa Clara at the heart of Silicon Valley in California.
The PPA is with Silicon Valley Power (SVP), the not-for-profit electric municipal utility of Santa Clara. It concerns Sempra Infrastructure's Cimarron cross-border wind generation project in Baja California, Mexico.
The wind power plant is expected to have about 60 wind turbines and to use Sempra Infrastructure's existing cross-border high voltage transmission line to hook into the East County Substation in San Diego County.
The project can help technology companies in the City of Santa Clara meet both their energy demands and sustainability goals, it is noted in the announcement.
Sempra Infrastructure cautioned that the Cimarron development is subject to securing all needed commercial agreements and permits, as well as reaching a final investment decision.