New San José Clean Energy Wind Project Now Powering More Than Half of San José Homes

City of San Jose

February 27, 2022

225 megawatts of New Mexico wind are helping San José meet its ambitious climate and renewable energy goals

SAN JOSE, Calif. (February 24, 2022) – San José Clean Energy (SJCE)’s first investment in wind energy – 225 megawatts (MW) from Pattern Energy’s Western Spirit Wind facility in New Mexico – began producing energy as of December 31, 2021 (video).

Since launching service in February 2019, SJCE has invested $1 billion in nearly 500 MW of solar, wind, and battery storage. The New Mexico Wind Project augments its investments in solar and battery storage and diversifies its portfolio. Wind complements solar generation and typically delivers power around the clock. The project’s location in New Mexico generally delivers energy earlier each day than local wind projects.

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