Pattern Energy’s 95 MW Finca de Viento Santa Isabel (FVSI) wind project has started operations. The plant is the first commercial-scale wind power project in Puerto Rico. Due to a recent agreement between Pattern and the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), FVSI will produce 95 MW — 20 MW more than it was originally slated to produce—without any increase to the project size.
Puerto Rico Governor Luis G. Fortuño has set forth an aggressive plan to diversify Puerto Rico’s energy sources to comply with the law and exceed the goal of generating 12 percent of energy by renewable energy by 2015, 15 percent by 2020 and 20 percent by 2035.
Finca de Viento Santa Isabel is the first wind power project developed by Pattern Energy in the Caribbean. It is comprised of 44 Siemens (NYSE: SI) SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines with the capacity to generate up to 95 MW. Pattern has entered into a 20-year Power Purchase and Operating Agreement with PREPA for all of the clean energy generated from the project.
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