Pattern Energy Group LP has announced that its Spring Valley Wind project – the first wind power project in the state of Nevada – has completed construction and is fully operational. The 151.8 MW Spring Valley Wind project is near the town of Ely.
Spring Valley Wind created approximately 240 jobs during construction and 13 full-time permanent positions for ongoing operations and maintenance. The wind energy project is expected to generate more than $20 million in tax revenue for White Pine County and the state of Nevada’s Renewable Energy Fund over the next 20 years. Pattern has entered into a 20-year power purchase agreement with NV Energy (NYSE: NVE) for the sale of energy produced by the project.
Mortenson Construction managed construction of the project, which uses 66 Siemens (NYSE: SI) 2.3 MW wind turbines and is connected to an existing 230 kilovolt transmission line for electricity distribution.
Spring Valley Wind will be Pattern’s fourth operating wind project in North America and is one of a number of wind power projects that Pattern expects to bring into operation over the next 12 months in North America, Puerto Rico and Latin America.
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