Commercial, Wind - October 28, 2022
City of Santa Clara Signs PPA
The City of Santa Clara, Calif. signed a 20-year PPA for the long-term supply of renewable energy with Sempra Infrastructure, a subsidiary of Sempra and Silicon Valley Power.
The renewable power will come from the proposed Cimarrón wind project, Sempra Infrastructure's cross-border wind generation facility under development in Baja California, Mexico.
Cimarrón is expected to be a 300 MW wind generation facility that utilizes Sempra Infrastructure's existing cross-border high voltage transmission line to interconnect and deliver clean energy to the East County Substation in San Diego County.
"We are excited to work with the City of Santa Clara, home to some of the world's largest technology companies, to provide access to renewable energy that can help meet their energy demands while supporting their sustainable energy goals," said Justin Bird, CEO of Sempra Infrastructure in a statement. "This agreement underscores our commitment to advancing the development of our North American clean energy portfolio as we continue to help create a cleaner energy future."
Cimarrón is being developed to include approximately 60 wind turbines with a capacity to reduce GHG emissions by nearly 210,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per year.