When it is completed, Sempra US Gas & Power
will have joint venture projects totalling more than 1,000 MW of wind generating capacity.
Sempra US Gas & Power has also agreed to buy 43 1.7 MW General Electric
wind turbines to power the 75 MW wind farm. Located in Custer County, Nebraska, the wind farm will generate enough renewable power for approximately 30,000 Nebraska homes with construction slated to begin in December 2013. The entire power output from the wind farm has been sold to the Nebraska Public Power District under a 25-year contract.
"We are pleased to have the opportunity to acquire, build and operate the Broken Bow 2 wind project and work with the state of Nebraska as it continues to establish itself as a renewable energy leader," said Kevin C Sagara, vice president of renewables for Sempra US Gas & Power. "Our company continues to invest in the development, construction and operation of renewable energy infrastructure. We look forward to providing a stable supply of clean power to the region and becoming a long-term partner with the local community."