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PPM Energy Meets Strong Western Renewables Demand with Klondike III Wind Power Project Sales to Customers Across the Grid

PPM Energy Meets Strong Western Renewables Demand with Klondike III Wind Power Project Sales to Customers Across the Grid

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July 24, 2007

PORTLAND, Ore. - PPM Energy, Inc. (PPM) has executed long-term power purchase agreements for the majority of its 221-megawatt (MW) Klondike III Wind Power Project with three repeat customers located throughout the West Coast.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced today it has entered into a 15-year agreement with PPM Energy to deliver up to 85 MW of renewable energy to PG&E's customers throughout northern and central California.

"Clean, renewable wind power is central to PG&E's commitment to increase the amount of reliable, environmentally responsible energy in California," said Fong Wan, vice president of Energy Procurement, PG&E. "Today's agreement further advances PG&E in meeting our renewable energy goals."

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) last week signed a 20-year power purchase agreement with PPM Energy for 50 MW from the Klondike III project.

"This contract gives our customers more clean, renewable power, and it comes at a very competitive price," said Kimberly Harris, executive vice president and chief resource officer for PSE. "Our Klondike agreement, together with the 380-MW output of our own Hopkins Ridge and Wild Horse wind farms, takes us a considerable way down the path toward our renewable energy goals."

Customers have been buying Klondike III wind power even before the project began construction. The Eugene Water & Electric Board's (EWEB) Board of Commissioners approved a long-term contract for 25 megawatts of wind power from PPM Energy in July 2006. "The purchase of this power will continue EWEB's commitment to renewable energy and enhance our position as a leader among Northwest public utilities in the acquisition of wind energy," said Dick Helgeson, EWEB's Power Resources Division Director.

"It is gratifying to have these outstanding repeat customers from Washington to California select PPM's newest West Coast project for their clean, renewable energy requirements," said Terry Hudgens, CEO of PPM Energy. "PPM has developed a leading portfolio of projects capable of serving a wide range of customers delivered at flexible points in the grid under a variety of product offerings."

Construction is expected to be complete this fall at the Klondike III project near Wasco, Ore. Klondike III will support the local economy with property tax payments expected to be in the millions of dollars over the life of the project. So far, over 200 jobs, with more than half of them from the region, have been created during construction, and the project has purchased about $4 million in local construction materials, such as gravel and concrete. The need for local services such as fuel, food and lodging will bring approximately $1 million more to the rural eastern Oregon community throughout construction.

About PPM Energy

PPM Energy (www.ppmenergy.com), part of the IBERDROLA group of companies, has more than 2,000 megawatts (MW) of wind energy in operation or under construction. The strength of its renewable project pipeline has allowed the company to increase its 2010 target by more than 50 percent to at least 3,500 MW developed or controlled by PPM Energy. PPM Energy balances its supply portfolio with sales to wholesale customers, placing almost all of its output in long-term contracts. Major customers include the cities of Seattle, Sacramento, Eugene, Pasadena and Anaheim, as well as investor-owned utilities such as Xcel Energy and Pacific Gas & Electric Company and the federal Bonneville Power Administration. PPM Energy also creates innovative new products to meet customer needs including operations and maintenance services, and recently announced an expansion of its wind development activities into Canada

 

About Avangrid

About Avangrid: Avangrid, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. Headquartered in Orange, CT with approximately $44 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states, Avangrid has two primary lines of business: networks and renewables. Through its networks business, Avangrid owns and operates eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Through its renewables business, Avangrid owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. Avangrid employs approximately 8,000 people and has been recognized by JUST Capital in 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024 as one of the JUST 100 companies – a ranking of America’s best corporate citizens. In 2024, Avangrid ranked first among utilities and 12 overall. The company supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2024 for the sixth consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. Avangrid is a member of the group of companies controlled by Iberdrola, S.A. For more information, visit www.avangrid.com.

 

About Iberdrola: Iberdrola is one of the world's biggest energy companies and a leader in renewables, spearheading the energy transition to a low carbon economy. The group supplies energy to almost 100 million people in dozens of countries. With a focus on renewable energy, smart networks and smart solutions for customers, Iberdrola’s main markets include Europe (Spain, the United Kingdom, Portugal, France, Germany, Italy and Greece), the United States, Brazil, Mexico and Australia. The company is also present in growth markets such as Japan, Taiwan, Ireland, Sweden and Poland, among others.

With a workforce of nearly 40,000 and assets in excess of €141.7 billion, across the world, Iberdrola helps to support 400,000 jobs across its supply chain, with annual procurement of €12.2 billion. A benchmark in the fight against climate change, Iberdrola has invested more than €130 billion over the past two decades to help build a sustainable energy model, based on sound environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles.

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