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California Public Utilities Commission
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRESS RELEASE Media Contact: Terrie Prosper Docket #: Res E-4402
CPUC APPROVES IN-STATE WIND PROJECT THAT WILL CONTRIBUTE TO CALIFORNIA'S 33% RENEWABLES TARGET
SAN FRANCISCO, May 27, 2011 - The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) yesterday approved a renewable energy contract for Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), furthering the state's progress towards its renewable energy goals.
PG&E received approval of a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Shiloh III Wind Project, LLC (enXco) for the Shiloh III project. The PPA is for a wind facility that will provide 100 megawatts (MW) of new renewable capacity and an estimated 345 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of energy annually. The project will be located in the Montezuma Hills of Solano County, Calif., a well known wind resource area. Energy deliveries from the Shiloh III project are anticipated to begin in May 2012.
California's Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) is the most ambitious in the country, requiring investor-owned utilities, electric service providers, and community choice aggregators to procure 20 percent of their power from renewable sources by 2010. Senate Bill 2 (First Extraordinary Session), signed into law in April 2011, extends the 20 percent renewable energy goal by 2010 to a 33 percent target by December 31, 2020.
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