Wind power possibilities on Navajo
Nov 17, 2008 - The Associated Press
A San Diego company has installed five
wind meters on the western part of the Navajo Nation
as it studies the possibility of putting a wind farm
in the area.
Sempra Energy, which owns Southern
California utilities, has made no commitments, signed
no contracts, and has no definite plans or deadlines,
said company spokesman Hanan Eisenman.
If the company does move ahead, the
project could be large enough to supply power for
as many as 150,000 households, at 250 to 500 megawatts.
Sempra is one of at least two businesses
courting the Navajo Nation for potential renewable
energy sites, while another seeks to build a coal-fired
power plant in the Four Corners area.