26 Jul '11, 3pm

Will NextEra Energy’s Wind Be Part of the New California Gold Rush?: It doesn’t get much better for wind th...

Will NextEra Energy’s Wind Be Part of the New California Gold Rush?: It doesn’t get much better for wind th...

It doesn’t get much better for wind than it is in California’s Antelope Valley. The resource blows hard, often at the same times that grid demand peaks . Southern California Edison (SCE) has already built up transmission capacity there and is building more. The land from the western slopes of the Tehachapis to the eastern slopes of the San Gabriel spurs used to be farm and grazing land and is still underpopulated, which means projects don’t necessarily result in major environmental impacts or lifestyle disruptions. The California Energy Commission named the Valley a Competitive Renewable Energy Zone (CREZ) , which means it couldn’t be much riper for development. NextEra Energy Resources , one of the U.S.’s biggest renewables developers, agrees. It has applied to the County of Los Angeles for permission to build the Blue Sky Wind Development on 7,000 acres of the Kings Cany...

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