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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A central Utah wind farm has signed a 20-year contract to supply 43,000 California homes with wind-generated electricity.
U-P-C Wind of Milford signed the $270 million contract with Southern California Public Power Authority.
The public utility authority made the deal for 200 megawatts of electricity on behalf of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and the cities of Burbank and Pasadena.
U-P-C is constructing the wind farm on 16,000 acres about eight miles northeast of Milford. The land straddles the Millard and Beaver county lines and is in a remote desert valley between two mountain ranges.
The wind farm is expected to be complete and go online in December 2008.
The California cities are the project's first customers. A new state law requires California utilities to get 20 percent of their power from renewable energy sources by 2010.
Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, www.sltrib.com
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