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Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E), a San Francisco-based utility, has completed its second renewable project to come online under California's renewable portfolio standard (RPS) program - the Buena Vista Energy LLC Wind Project located in the Altamont pass area of Contra Costa County, Calif.

Passed by the legislature and managed by California's Public Utilities Commission and Energy Commission, the RPS requires each investor-owned utility to increase its procurement of eligible renewable generating resources by 1% of load per year to achieve a 20% goal. Buena Vista will provide over 38 MW of wind power to the state's electricity customers.

"We are very glad to partner with PG&E in the first and important repowering in the Altamont area," says Mike Garland, head of Babcock & Brown's North America Infrastructure Group, the developer of the project.

Babcock & Brown used Mitsubishi's 1 MW 1000A turbines for the project. See "Turbines From Mitsubishi Picked."


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