Federal court rules in favor of Ocotillo wind power project

The Federal District Court for the Southern District of California ruled in favor of the Ocotillo wind power project and the Bureau of Land Management in two separate lawsuits Friday, according to Pattern Energy Group.

The court granted summary judgment motions in both cases and stated Pattern and the BLM had conducted studies of the effects of the project and adopted appropriate mitigation measures to avoid or minimize the project’s impact.

The Ocotillo wind project is a 265 MW wind power project located in Imperial Valley in California. It currently has 94 operational wind turbines, with 18 more turbines being installed this spring.

The project is using 112 wind towers produced by Siemens (NYSE: SI). The project brings Pattern’s total wind power capacity to more than 1000 MW, and the company plans to begin construction on more wind power projects over the next 12 months.

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