Progress Begins on 400 MW Wind Farm

The Western Wind Energy Corporation announced the formal launch of the 400 MW Kingman wind power project located 42 line miles southeast of the Hoover Dam in Arizona. The company began formal engineering, feasibility and environmental assessment of the Kingman Project and will be making a formal presentation to the Phoenix office of the Western Area Power Administration (“WAPA”) on June 2, 2004.

Kingman, Arizona – May 13, 2004 [SolarAccess.com] The project proponent is Steve Mendoza P.E., Executive Vice-President and Chief Engineer of Western Wind Energy Corporation. Mendoza has been an early advocate of wind energy working together with hydro generation, with the latter serving to firm up wind energy’s intermittent nature. The company’s Kingman Project consists of 22,000+ acres of Federal land applications, 8,300 acres of long term (30 years) private land leases and 440 acres of fee simple land owned by the company. The company has further applied for 400 MW of interconnection and wheeling (transmission) with WAPA. Western Wind Energy Corporation said that considering the chronic water shortages facing the Colorado River system and the associated decline in power generation, the company’s 400 MW Kingman Project offers a valuable and much needed energy resource supplement to the region’s renewable energy needs. There are five transmission lines that pass through the company’s properties and these pathways will allow them to market its valued renewable energy to the Arizona, Nevada and California markets. The company’s Kingman Project will be built in stages and will be financed through tax partnerships. These partnerships allow capital funding for the Project’s engineering, equipment, procurement and construction; provide a steady income stream to Western Wind. Western Wind Energy Corporation said they are the first and currently, the only public company to have executed a power purchase agreement with a regulated Arizona utility.
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