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EDF Renewable Energy has announced a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Southern California Edison (SCE) for the 19.8 MW Patterson Pass repowering wind project in California. The PPA was contracted through the California Renewable Auction Mechanism competitive procurement program.

As part of the project, EDF says it will upgrade older technology, allowing for increased generation with fewer wind turbines. Approximately 300 Nordtank and Bonus 65 kW turbines, originally installed in 1985, will be removed as part of the development process.

"Patterson Pass is another example of utilizing modern siting practices along with advanced turbine technology to improve efficiency and environmental considerations," says EDF’s Rick Miller. "The modernization of older ‘legacy’ projects is an important component of our overall development portfolio. Patterson Pass will see a 96 percent reduction in the number of wind turbines, which demonstrates our ongoing environmental stewardship of the site and surrounding area."

EDF Renewable Energy will develop, own and operate the wind project, with SCE purchasing the power generated. Commercial operation is anticipated for the end of 2015. EDF Renewable Services will continue to operate and maintain the project.




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