Controversial California Wind Project Ready to Begin Construction
After more than a decade of regulatory hearings, permit fights and litigation, construction will begin on a 131-MW windfarm east of San Diego. The Tule Wind Project, which will consist of 57 turbines, will take about a year to build, its developer estimated. Power will be sold to Southern California Edison under a 15-year contract. A local group opposing the project contends the turbines will kill or injure migratory birds, including golden eagles, something the developer has denied.
Industrial Info has tracked the Tule Windfarm project since 2008. Industrial Info’s Power Industry project database database includes information on active U.S. windfarm projects worth more than $162 billion.
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