Sempra Generation Enters Renewable Energy Market

Sempra Generation, a subsidiary of the San Diego-based Sempra Energy, is entering the renewable energy development business, starting with a 250-megawatt (MW) wind-power generation project in Baja California, Mexico. Sempra Generation has agreed to acquire the development assets associated with the proposed La Rumorosa Wind Power project under a co-development arrangement with San Diego-based Cannon Power Corp. The La Rumorosa project would generate power from as many as 125 wind turbines to be installed along the easterly ridge lines of the Sierra Juarez, about 70 miles east of San Diego and across the U.S.-Mexico border. The project could be operational by mid-to-late 2010. Under terms of the proposed purchase agreement, Cannon Power will provide technical assistance and co-develop the project with Sempra Generation.

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