Pacific Gas & Electric's Solano wind proposal is being shelved. The wind farm was originally to be 300 turbines, and was then scaled down to 150 machines (Windpower Monthly, March 1994). Local jurisdictions have since voted to preserve the land in question as open space, making it hard to develop wind on that specific site, near Cordelia in Solano. "Wind has been set aside," says PGE's Frank Rierson. He notes, however, that wind could still be developed elsewhere in the county for the utility's wind Identified Deferrable Resource in California's Biennial Resource Plan Update auction.
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