Sempra wind farm signs power purchase agreement

Sempra Generation, a unit of Sempra Energy, has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement to sell 21 MW of energy to Maui Electric Co. from the Auwahi Wind project in Maui. The contract is subject to approval by the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission.

Construction on Auwahi Wind is expected to begin in early 2012 and the project is expected to be complete later in the year. The wind farm will also feature a battery storage unit that could store up to 12 MWh of energy generated by the project.

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