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California to Import Power From New Mexico Wind Farm by 2020

Bloomberg logoBloomberg 7/31/2018 Brianna Jackson
A GE-Alstom wind turbine stands in the water off Block Island, Rhode Island, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016. The installation of five 6-megawatt offshore-wind turbines at the Block Island project gives turbine supplier GE-Alstom first-mover advantage in the U.S. over its rivals Siemens and MHI-Vestas.: 1498183248_vestas wind turbine© Bloomberg 1498183248_vestas wind turbine

(Bloomberg) -- Power from a New Mexico wind farm will help supply four California counties beginning in 2020 under two 15-year power-purchase agreements that will contribute to the state’s clean-energy goals.

Pattern Energy Group 2 LP will deliver power from the 200-megawatt Duran Mesa Wind project being built near Corona, New Mexico, to Santa Clara, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties, according to a statement Tuesday. The contracts are for 110 megawatts to Silicon Valley Clean Energy and 90 megawatts to Monterey Bay Community Power. Some of the power will be shipped via the a 520-mile (840-kilometer) SunZia Southwest Transmission line that SouthWestern Power Group is constructing in New Mexico and Arizona.

California is on track to reach its target of getting 50 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020, a decade ahead of schedule.

To contact the reporter on this story: Brianna Jackson in New York at bjackson125@bloomberg.net

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Joe Ryan at jryan173@bloomberg.net, Margot Habiby, Will Wade

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