Ocotillo Wind

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Location Ocotillo, California
Power Purchaser SDG&E
Turbine Manufacturer Siemens
Turbine Size 2.3 MW
Number of Turbines 112
Project Capacity 265 MW
Revenue PPA
Contract Tenor 2033
Commercial Operation Q4 2012 / Q2 2013

Ocotillo is a 265 MW project located in western Imperial County, California. The project at Ocotillo consists of 112 2.37 MW Siemens turbines. Commercial operations on 223 MW of Ocotillo's electricity generating capacity commenced during the fourth quarter of 2012 and commenced commercial operations on the remaining 42 MW of electricity generating capacity from Ocotillo's additional 18 turbines in July 2013.

The project sells 100% of its electricity generation, including capacity and environmental attributes, to San Diego Gas & Electric ("SDG&E") under a long-term power purchase agreement. Ocotillo connects to the SDG&E 500 kV transmission system.

The project is located on approximately 12,500 acres in Imperial County, CA and is almost entirely on federal land administered by the Bureau of Land Management. The project was granted a right-of-way by the Bureau of Land Management.