The utility is asking the Idaho Public Utilities Commission to approve a sales agreement with two wind projects in the Hagerman area that, when combined, will have a capacity of 35.7 megawatts.
The owner of the projects, Iowa-based John Deere Renewables, wants to eventually combine the two projects into one when the second one becomes operable.
The Cassia Gulch Wind Park, about four miles west of Idaho Power’s lower Malad substation, is already operating. A 16.8-megawatt project, Tuana Springs, will be built next to Cassia Gulch and is expected to be operating by June 30, 2010.
The commission is taking comments through Sept. 23 on the proposal.
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