Iberdrola Renewables has signed a power purchase agreement with Puget Sound Energy (PSE) for 100 megawatts (MW) of electricity from Iberdrola’s Klamath Falls generating facility in Southern Oregon. The deal, for winter months only, takes effect January 1, 2012, and is designed to help PSE meet its customers’ wintertime peaks in electricity demand.
Iberdrola Renovables has launched the National Control Centre (NCC) in Portland, Oregon, which has operational control over approximately 800,000 inputs from 2,500 turbines across the country. The NCC infrastructure also controls data from Iberdrola’s other wind farms around the world. This efficient management of wind power will provide greater stability to the United State’s power grid.
Iberdrola, Spain’s premier energy group and one of the world’s largest electricity utilities, has selected Itron for the first phase of its smart metering program. Itron will be responsible for the development and integration of an advanced smart meter management system, including smart head-end and meter data management software.