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Plumas-Sierra REC's Renewable Energy Programs > Wind


PSREC is proud to be the developer of a new wind project in our region.  Not only will it provide a renewable source of energy for our area, but it reinforces our commitment to finding and providing clean sustainable energy for our customers.

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Black Mountain Wind Energy and 69 kV Transmission Line Project

  • Plumas-Sierra REC is currently developing the plans for a wind energy generation facility.
  • Lead agencies for environmental evaluation are:
    • Plumas County - California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
    • Rural Utility Service (RUS) - National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
  • Up to 10 wind turbines that would generate up to approximately 25 MW
  • Each turbine will be 1.5-2.5 MW, depending upon the equipment supplier
    • Hub height approximately 275 ft.
    • Blade radius approximately 155 ft.
    • Total tip height approximately 430 ft.
  • Approximately 12 miles of transmission line
  • Project site located on Black Mountain on private land within T25N, R 15E, section 16, approximately 2.5 miles South of Hwy 395.
  • Project components will cross Plumas National Forest and private land.
  • Plumas-Sierra plans to utilize Rural Utility Services funding for the project .
  • Plumas-Sierra REC needs more energy resources to serve our members because of increased economic development and growth within service area boundaries.
  • This project will more than satisfy California’s Portfolio Standards, which require public utilities to get 20% of their total energy from renewable resources by 2017. Members will have the option to buy “Green Power.”
  • This project will provide energy security to Plumas-Sierra members, who have requested alternatives to our dependency on purchasing expensive power from non-renewable sources.
  • PSREC is preparing an Environmental Impact Report and Environmental Assessment to evaluate the project under CEQA and NEPA, respectively, and will undergo full public-process, including cooperation with Forest Service regulations.
  • As a member of the community, PSREC is committed to providing reliable resources for its members as well as furthering the prosperity of the community and region.
  • PSREC is committed to ensuring that our members and community enjoy the highest quality of life at the lowest possible price. We believe that pursuing cost-effective renewable energy will do just that.

For more wind facts click here.

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