Pattern Energy Group 2 (Pattern Development) has signed two power purchase agreements (PPA) for 15 years with Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) and Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP) to deliver power from 200MW Duran Mesa Wind project in New Mexico.
As per the PPAs, Pattern Development will supply SVCE with 110MW and MBCP with 90MW for the 15 year period.
Pattern Development CEO Mike Garland said: “It’s a very positive sign for our industry that these two important public agencies are making their first long-term wind power purchase agreements – and we’re honored to partner with them in New Mexico.
The Duran Mesa Wind project which is currently under development near Corona, New Mexico and the construction is expected to begin later next year and is anticipated to reach commercial operation in 2020. This 200MW wind farm is part of Pattern Energy’s 2.2GW Corona Wind Projects in New Mexico.
SVCE board chair Courtenay Corrigan said: “As a Community Choice Energy agency, signing onto a project of this magnitude marks a significant step in our maturity, financial strength and shows our commitment to supplying renewable energy for our communities.
“Silicon Valley Clean Energy is dedicated to the promise we made to our customers when we formed this agency – that we will provide clean, carbon-free power at competitive rates. This project helps us to continue reaching our decarbonization goals.”
Power generated from the Duran Mesa Wind project will be supplied to California in part through the SunZia Southwest Transmission Project. Developed by SouthWestern Power Group, the 520-mile 500-kV transmission line in New Mexico and Arizona is expected to achieve commercial operation by 2020.
In the past, Pattern Development completed the 265MW Ocotillo Wind and 101MW Hatchet Ridge Wind facilities in California along with 324MW Broadview Wind facilities serving California customers from New Mexico. Another project, the 221MW Grady Wind project in New Mexico is presently under construction and will also sell power to California customers.