Commend California Energy Company for New Wind Farms

Target: Governor of California, Jerry Brown

Goal: Commend MidAmerican Wind for their completion of the Pinyon Pines I and Pinyon Pines II wind projects.

MidAmerican Wind, a subsidiary of MidAmerican Renewables, recently completed the Pinyon Pines I and Pinyon Pines II wind farms near Tehachapi, California. The two facilities, formerly known as Alta Wind VII and Alta Wind IX, have a combined power generation output of 300MW. Commend this organization for its commitment to providing clean emissions-free energy to its customers.

Pinyon Pines I is the larger of the two plants, consisting of 56 Vestas 3MW V90 wind turbines generating a total of 168MW. The 132MW Pinyon Pines II is comprised of 44 3MW V90s. “The completion of the Pinyon Pines I and Pinyon Pines II projects bring MidAmerican Wind’s renewable energy portfolio to 381 megawatts,” said MidAmerican Wind President Tom Builder. “We are pleased to have met our timeline for building the two projects and placing them in-service before year-end 2012.” The last 81MW come from MidAmerica’s 50-turbine Bishop Hill II project, completed earlier in 2012.

The power generated from these installations will be purchased by Southern California Edison, a utility that covers parts of 11 Southern California counties. The new wind farms will be integrated into Southern California Edison’s Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project, a program that has the goal of facilitating the transmission of new renewable electricity. With the completion of these two projects, MidAmerican has renewable energy assets finished or under construction capable of generating a total of over 1250MW of clean energy.

These new facilities will bring tens of thousands of customers in Southern California affordable clean energy that is not harmful to the environment. The commitment of those responsible for this progress should not go unnoticed. Sign this petition to ask California Governor Jerry Brown to commend MidAmerican Wind for their work towards providing sustainable power solutions to keep our environment safe.


Dear Governor Brown,

The energy company MidAmerican Wind recently completed two new wind farms, known as Pinyon Pines I and Pinyon Pines II, near Tehachapi, California. The two projects, comprised of a total of 100 3MW V90 Vestas wind turbines, will generate a combined total of 300MW of renewable, emissions-free energy. The power from these installations will be sold to Southern California Edison and integrated into SCE’s Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project.

These new facilities will bring clean affordable electricity to tens of thousands of customers in 11 counties of Southern California. The commitment of those responsible for these new wind farms should receive credit. I urge you to commend MidAmerican Wind for their efforts to provide California’s citizens with emissions-free energy to keep our environment clean.


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  1. Robert Ortiz says:

    Renewable energy is the best way to go!

  2. daniel mason says:

    I own land in Tehachapi and was in a contract with terra gen, alta wind and they backed out, the land owners have been waiting a long time, the wind is very good Tehachapi needs the jobs and the taxes. the people who are complaining do not own land up there, or live up there, the road they would have put in would have been a big improvement for every one who lives up there. DANIEL MASON

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