The company and its institutional partners increased their 50% stake in the wind power project to 100% in January earlier this year bringing its wind capacity portfolio to 274MW in the Tehachapi region.

The wind project is expected to generate enough clean, renewable power annually to power about 26,000 US homes on an average.

Under a 20-year power purchase agreement, a local utility will buy all the power generated from the project.

Brookfield Renewable chief executive officer Richard Legault said "We were able to quickly bring our expertise to bear, and in the span of approximately one year, secured a long-term power purchase agreement, an interconnection agreement and project financing, as well as the completion of all other engineering and commercial requirements which enabled construction to begin.