California community choice aggregators Central Coast Community Energy (CCCE) and Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) on July 21 announced the start of commercial operation for the Mountain View Wind Repowering Project, developed by the AES Corporation.
The facility will provide 33.33 megawatts (MW) to CCCE and 33.33 MW to SVCE under a 20- year power purchase agreement (PPA).
The PPA is the result of the third joint SVCE-CCCE solicitation issued in 2020. The PPA was board-approved and executed in April 2021.
Wind repowering is the combined activity of dismantling or refurbishing existing wind turbines and commissioning new ones.
AES removed more than 100 old turbines and replaced them with 16 new Vestas turbines. The repowered 67-MW facility will deliver 257 gigawatt hours per year.
CCCE is a public agency that serves 436,000 customers throughout the Central Coast, including residential, commercial, and agricultural customers in communities located within Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz counties.
SVCE provides electricity from renewable and carbon-free sources to more than 270,000 residential and commercial customers in 13 Santa Clara County jurisdictions.