MidAmerican completes acquisition of wind energy projects

MidAmerican Wind, a subsidiary of MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co., announced it has completed the acquisition of the 168 MW Alta Wind VII and the 132 MW Alta Wind IX projects from California Highwind Power, a subsidiary of Terra-Gen Power LLC. The projects are located near Tehachapi, Calif., and will consist of a total of 100 Vestas 3 MW V90 wind turbines.

Southern California Edison (SCE) will purchase electricity from each of the projects pursuant to the terms of long-term power purchase agreements. The projects will interconnect to and utilize SCE’s Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project.

With the addition of the Alta Wind projects, MidAmerican Renewables’ portfolio includes more than 1,250 megawatts of owned renewable energy assets in operation or under construction.

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