Edison Mission employs 54 Mitsubishi turbines with capacity of 2.4 MW each

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Edison Mission employs 54 Mitsubishi turbines with capacity of 2.4 MW each

Greentech Lead America: Edison Mission Group (EMG), a
subsidiary of Edison International, said its Taloga project employs 54
Mitsubishi turbines with a generating capacity of 2.4 MW each. The facility has
a capacity to generate up to 130 megawatts (MW) of power, enough power about
35,000 homes.

The company has dedicated Taloga wind project, EMG’s
third wind energy project in Oklahoma. The site began commercial operations
last year.

Taloga’s interconnection to the grid delivers power into
the Southwest Power Pool transmission system. Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company
will purchase the electricity produced by the project under a 20-year power
purchase agreement.

“The Taloga facility is a great addition to our wind
energy generation portfolio, which now supplies 10 percent of the annual energy
to our customers,” said Jesse Langston, vice president of Retail Energy of
Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E).

Taloga represents a total investment of $250 million in
Dewey County. It is supporting the local economy with more than $50 million in
property taxes and lease payments to local landowners over the next 20 years.

The company also announced it is making a $10,000
contribution to support the Putnam Community Building, a former school building
that has been used as a focal point for community activities since the school
was closed in 1967.

“Oklahoma is a vital state for our wind energy portfolio
with excellent wind resources and an economic climate that has attracted
capital investment and job creation. We look forward to many years of providing
wind power to the customers of Oklahoma Gas & Electric, a company that is
respected for its commitment to expanding the generation of renewable energy in
the state,” said Pedro Pizarro, president of EMG.

Edison Mission Energy (EME), a subsidiary of Edison Mission Group, announced
the closing of a $242 million financing for three contracted wind energy
projects in two states representing 204 megawatts (MW) of generation capacity.

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