Ocotillo Wind is a 265 megawatt wind generation facility that utilizes 112 American-made Siemens wind turbines with towers manufactured in California, blades in Iowa and nacelles in Kansas. More than 350 workers were on-site during the peak of project construction, which involved many subcontractors and suppliers from the local region. There are twenty full-time staff on-site to operate and maintain the facility, in addition to the use of contractors for various site maintenance activities.

The facility anticipates generating energy equal to the needs of 125,000 southern California homes annually and is the first wind energy project to connect to the Sunrise Power Link transmission line, helping harness the abundant renewable resources of the Imperial Valley to meet California's clean energy goals.

Ocotillo Wind is expected to contribute more than $100 million to local taxing jurisdictions over 30 years, with major beneficiaries of the tax revenue including Imperial County, Imperial Valley College, Imperial Unified School District, County Fire Protection, Imperial County Office of Education and the County Library System.

Pattern Energy is committed to utilizing local partnerships to help build strong and vibrant communities where we operate wind facilities. Acting on this commitment, Ocotillo Wind is partnering with the Imperial Valley Community Foundation and contributing millions of dollars to support local community, environmental and cultural causes.