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DES MOINES, Iowa – (Dec. 28, 2012) – Today, MidAmerican Wind, a subsidiary of MidAmerican Renewables, announced completion of its 168-megawatt Pinyon Pines Wind I and 132-megawatt Pinyon Pines Wind II projects, formerly known as Alta Wind VII and Alta Wind IX.
The projects consist of a total of 100 Vestas 3-megawatt V90 wind turbines and are located near Tehachapi, Calif.
“The completion of the Pinyon Pines Wind I and Pinyon Pines Wind II projects bring MidAmerican Wind’s renewable energy portfolio to 381 megawatts,” said Tom Budler, president of MidAmerican Wind. “We are pleased to have met our timeline for building the two projects and placing them in-service before year-end 2012.”
Southern California Edison will purchase electricity from each of the projects pursuant to the terms of long-term power purchase agreements. The projects are interconnected to Southern California Edison’s Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project.
With the addition of the two projects, MidAmerican Renewables’ portfolio includes more than 1,250 megawatts of owned renewable energy assets in operation or under construction.
The Pinyon Pines Wind I and Pinyon Pines Wind II projects are part of MidAmerican Wind’s portfolio, which also includes the 81-megawatt Bishop Hill II wind project that was placed in-service earlier this year.
MidAmerican Renewables is a subsidiary of MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company, a global energy provider. MidAmerican Renewables owns and operates wind, geothermal, solar and hydro projects in the unregulated renewables market. MidAmerican Renewables is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, and has offices in Phoenix, Ariz., and Calipatria, Calif.
MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company
MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company, based in Des Moines, Iowa, is a global provider of energy services. Through its energy-related businesses, MidAmerican provides electric and natural gas service to more than 6.9 million customers worldwide. These businesses are Pacific
Power, Rocky Mountain Power and PacifiCorp Energy, comprising PacifiCorp; MidAmerican Energy Company; Northern Powergrid Holdings Company; Northern Natural Gas Company; Kern River Gas Transmission Company; MidAmerican Renewables; and CalEnergy Philippines.