Thursday, November 16, 2006

More Wind Power for Northern California.

Big doings in the wind energy sector in Northern California yesterday as the Shilo Wind Power Plant in Rio Vista was officially dedicated. Shiloh is the biggest wind farm in northern California, providing power to PG&E, the MID, and the City of Palo Alto utilities.

According to the write-up:
The 30-story high turbines aren't your Don Quixote run-of-the-windmills. Combined, they can generate 150 megawatts of power at full capacity, enough juice to power more than 100,000 PG&E electric customers, according to Jon Tremayne of PG&E.

In its press release PPM Energy (which owns Shiloh)stated, “Currently, PPM owns or controls nearly half the wind power installed in California since the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) was adopted in 2002.”

Winds of change blow through state power grid []