Wind Plants in the Western USA - other states
Goshen North
Location: ID
Operator: Ridgeline Energy LLC
Configuration: 83 X 1.5 MW XLE
Operation: 2010
WTG supplier: GE Wind Energy
EPC: Mortenson
Quick facts: This wind farm is sited on 11,000ac about 10mi east of Idaho Falls. The plant is a JV of Ridgeline and BP Wind and 90 MW are being sold to Southern California Edison under a 20yr PPA. The project includes 7mi of OH transmission line and a 17mi, 161kV tie-line to the Goshen substation.

Photograph courtesy of Ridgeline Energy LLC
Posted 4 Dec 2010

Idaho Wind Project
Location: ID
Operator: Exergy Development Group LLC
Configuration: 122 X 1.5 MW
Operation: 2011
WTG supplier: GE Wind Energy
EPC: Fagen
Quick facts: The Idaho Wind Project is built on 10 sites near Hagerman and Burley. On 29 Jun 2010, GE Energy Financial Services, took a majority stake in the project. Exergy and Reunion Power are other owners.

Photograph by Ilene Ferrell and courtesy of GE Energy Financial Services
Posted 15 May 2011

Milford-I
Location: UT
Operator: First Wind LLC
Configuration: 58 X Liberty 2.5, 39 X 1.5 MW
Operation: 2009
WTG supplier: Clipper, GE Wind Energy
EPC: RMT Inc
Quick facts: The first phase of the Milford Wind Corridor project was opened on 10 Nov 2009 in Millard and Beaver counties. $376mn in construction financing was secured by lead arranger RBS working with joint lead arrangers Banco Espirito Santo, Banco Santander, BNP Paribas, CoBank, HSH Nordbank, KeyBank, Société Générale, and Credit Suisse. First Wind has a 20yrPPA with Southern California Public Power Authority on behalf of LADWP and the cities of Burbank and Pasadena. Power is delivered via an 88mi transmission line to Intermountain power station in Delta, UT.

Photograph courtesy of First Wind
Posted 14 Nov 2009

   
Spanish Fork Canyon
Location: UT
Operator: Wasatch Wind LLC
Configuration: 9 X 2.1-MW S88
Operation: 2008
WTG supplier: Suzlon
Quick facts: This project was built on land owned by Spanish Fork City and Strawberry Water Users Association plus a gravel pit owned by a private land holder. The site is connected though a 49kV line to the Spanish Fork Substation where the power is then provided to Rocky Mountain Power under a fixed-price, 20yr PPA. Each machine cost about $3mn.

Photograph courtesy of Suzlon
Posted 17 Aug 2009

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 20-Jan-2017

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