Des Moines, Iowa, November 8, 2012 — MidAmerican Wind, a unit MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co., completed the acquisition of the 168 MW Alta Wind VII and the 132 MW Alta Wind IX projects from California Highwind Power, a unit of Terra-Gen Power. The projects are located near Tehachapi, Calif., and will consist of a total of 100 Vestas 3 MW V90 wind turbines.
The Alta Wind VII and Alta Wind IX projects bring MidAmerican Wind's renewable energy portfolio to 381 MW.
When complete, Southern California Edison will purchase electricity from each of the projects pursuant to the terms of long-term power purchase agreements. The projects will interconnect to and use Southern California Edison's Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project.
With the addition of the Alta Wind projects, MidAmerican Renewables' portfolio includes more than 1,250 MW of owned renewable energy assets in operation or under construction.
Through its subsidiaries, MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co has built or acquired more than 3,300 MW of wind generation. Through MidAmerican Wind, MidAmerican is growing its unregulated wind generation portfolio.