The 265 MW facility utilizes 112 American-made 2.3 MW Siemens Gamesa wind turbines with towers manufactured in California, blades in Iowa, and nacelles in Kansas. The purchase of the wind turbines generated more than $20 million in sales tax revenue for Imperial County and the state.
Ocotillo Wind is near the towns of Ocotillo and No Mirage on public land administered by the United States Bureau of Land Management and a small portion under the jurisdiction of Imperial County.
Over the first 20 years of operations, Ocotillo Wind expects to generate more than $100 million for local taxing jurisdictions, with Imperial County, Imperial Valley College, and the Imperial Unified School District being significant beneficiaries.
Imperial County, California