We currently own and operate the 22 MW Sawtooth wind farm, located in Elmore County (near Boise), Idaho, and we are developing new utility-scale wind-solar projects across the nation. Here’s a brief summary of our projects:
- 22 MW Sawtooth Wind Farm, Idaho. Located on a sugar beet farm in Elmore County, about 60 miles east of Boise, Idaho, the 22 MW Sawtooth wind farm produces enough energy to supply approximately 6,000 homes with electricity. Idaho Winds LLC, an affiliate of the PowerWorks Group, delivers energy from 14 GE 1.6 MW wind turbines to the Idaho Power Company, under a 20-year power purchase agreement. The renewable energy credits (RECs) generated from the wind farm have been sold to a third party. PowerWorks performs the operations and maintenance (O&M) and asset management. The Sawtooth wind farm is a boost to Idaho’s economy through long-term, high-skilled jobs, and expenditures on materials, tools, supplies, and equipment rentals. The local economic benefits (direct and indirect) from this wind farm over 20 years is estimated to be over $40 million, including property taxes, payroll from high-skilled jobs, land owner/farmer land leases, sales taxes, business taxes, various services purchased from local retailers, etc.
- 810 MW Desert Ridge Wind-Solar-Storage Project, Idaho. The 810 MW Desert Ridge wind- solar-storage project is located in Elmore County, near Boise, Idaho. The Project development plan consists of wind power totaling 165 MW, plus solar power totaling 395 MWAC (411 MWDC), plus battery energy storage totaling 250 MW. Seven transmission lines transect the Project site. The Project is scheduled to come on-line as early as 2024, potentially in phases.
In addition, we are pursuing the development and acquisition of additional wind-solar projects not listed here.