sPower purchases first wind project

Salt Lake City-based renewable energy provider sPower has announced the acquisition of its first wind project, a 62.1-MW facility in Monticello, Utah. The announcement is well timed, as last Monday was Global Wind Day, a worldwide event to celebrate the progress of clean, affordable wind energy.

The project, named Latigo Wind Park, is scheduled to begin construction this summer. Located in San Juan County in Southeastern Utah, the wind farm is expected to start generating clean energy by the end of 2015. The project has a 20-year PPA with PacifiCorp, which does business as Rocky Mountain Power in Utah.

”As a Utah-based company, we’re especially pleased with this particular acquisition. Not only will it allow sPower to apply our expertise in responsible green energy development – right in our own backyard – it demonstrates our company’s ‘solution-neutral’ philosophy,” said Ryan Creamer, sPower’s CEO. “While many companies are aligned with a specific technology, sPower’s ‘technology agnostic’ approach allows us to find flexible, environmentally and economically responsible solutions.”

When fully operational, the wind park is expected to reduce carbon emissions by approximately 103,800 metric tons annually.

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