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DWP to buy from wind farm

September 18, 2008|David Zahniser

The City Council voted Wednesday to allow the Department of Water and Power to purchase electricity from a wind farm in northern Oregon, the fourth such deal in the last year.

The proposal is the latest effort by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to generate 20% of the DWP's power from renewable sources by 2010.

The council unanimously agreed to pay up to $21.8 million annually to Willow Creek LLC, a subsidiary of the company Invenergy. The agreements approved so far will allow the DWP to secure 14% of its energy from renewable sources by next spring, said Randy Howard, one of its power system managers.

-- David Zahniser

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