SAN FRANCISCO — The Turlock Irrigation District in California, plans to sell $425 million of revenue bonds next month to purchase a wind farm almost 700 miles north of the Central Valley water and power utility.
The rural utility district will use the bond proceeds to buy the Tuolumne Wind Project in Klickitat County, Wash. The distant wind farm, currently under construction, will include 62 massive wind turbines with 50-foot blades. The project is expected to produce 137 megawatts of electricity. That’s enough to power 44,000 homes, or about 5% of the Irrigation District’s power supply.