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High Mesa Wind

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State:
  • ID
County: Twin Falls
Type of Resource:
  • Wind
Operating Status:
  • Operating
Project Stage: Operating
Capacity: 39.9 MW
Developers: Exelon
Year: 2012
Month: December
Number of Turbines: 19
Partners: Idaho Power
Locale:

In Twin Falls County near Bliss, Idaho.

BPA: N
Description:

Exxon's 39.9MW High Mesa project went online in December 2012 in Twin Falls, Idaho. It has a long-term PPA with Idaho Power and uses 19 units of Suzlon S97 2.1MW turbines.

The Agreement is for a term of 20 years and contains avoided cost rates calculated
through the use ofthe Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) methodology. Idaho Power notes that the
energy price identified by the IRP methodology for this Facility is equivalent to a 20-year
levelized price of $56.43 per MWh. The Agreement includes “split
ownership” ofthe Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) generated over the 20-year term ofthe
Agreement.

Location confirmed with Google Earth.

http://www.puc.idaho.gov/fileroom/cases/elec/IPC/IPCE1126/ordnotc/20120217FINAL_ORDER_NO_32462.PDF

http://www.windpowerintelligence.com/article/xj0s4qyZ72Q/2013/02/08/usa_exelons_40mw_high_mesa_online_in_idaho/

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