Sempra Infrastructure Launches Cimarron Wind Project

HOUSTON, March 14, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Sempra Infrastructure, a subsidiary of Sempra (NYSE: SRE) (BMV: SRE), announced today that it reached a positive final investment decision for the development, construction and operation of the Cimarron wind project, the third phase of the Energía Sierra Juarez (ESJ) wind complex.

The Cimarron wind project will total approximately 320 megawatts (MW) of wind capacity, and the project is fully contracted under a 20-year power purchase agreement to Silicon Valley Power for the long-term supply of renewable energy to the City of Santa Clara, California.  The project has a fixed-price turbine supply agreement with Vestas for the supply and installation of 64 wind turbines and a similar fixed-price agreement with Elecnor for the construction of the balance of plant.  The Cimarron project will utilize Sempra Infrastructure's existing cross-border, high-voltage transmission line interconnecting the ESJ wind complex directly into the California Independent System Operator system.

Total capital expenditures for the project are estimated at $550 million, and the project is expected to commence generating energy in late 2025.

"We are excited to cost-effectively expand the ESJ wind complex to support Silicon Valley Power's needs for clean renewable energy," said Justin Bird, CEO of Sempra Infrastructure. "Cimarron wind is expected to provide strong financial returns and represents another important step toward our mission of becoming North America's leading energy infrastructure company."

Cimarron will produce energy equivalent to the annual energy consumption of more than 84,000 homes and is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by around 210,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per year.1 The construction of the new facility is expected to create more than 2,000 direct and indirect jobs with additional local community investment under Sempra Infrastructure's framework for corporate giving as part of the company's commitment to the communities where it operates.

The first two phases of the ESJ wind complex, totaling 263 MW, are under long-term power purchase agreements with San Diego Gas & Electric. Once the Cimarron project is in operation, the ESJ wind complex will have total installed capacity of more than 580 MW and will represent one of the largest commercial wind projects in all of Mexico.

Sempra Infrastructure has submitted an interconnection request for an additional 300 MW of capacity at the site, which has a potential expansion opportunity of more than 650 MW, which if developed could result in Sempra Infrastructure owning over 1,200 MW of installed wind capacity in the Baja California region.

The Cimarron wind project is being developed by Sempra Infrastructure's low carbon solutions business line which is focused on commercializing and deploying low carbon solutions in order to meet the growing demand for cleaner energy in the form of electrons and molecules. Sempra Infrastructure's existing portfolio of renewable resources includes more than 1,000 MW of clean energy infrastructure, as well as hydrogen fuel production and advanced carbon capture, usage and storage technologies that are under development.

About Sempra Infrastructure
Sempra Infrastructure, headquartered in Houston, is focused on delivering energy for a better world by developing, building and operating low carbon solutions, energy networks, and LNG infrastructure that are expected to play a crucial role in the energy systems of the future. Through the combined strength of its assets in North America, Sempra Infrastructure is connecting customers across the globe to modern energy infrastructure to source and transport renewables and natural gas, while advancing carbon sequestration and clean hydrogen. For more information about Sempra Infrastructure, please visit and social media.

1 Based upon "Emission Factors for Greenhouse Gas Inventories" calculation methodology from the EPA Center for Corporate Climate Leadership.

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Sempra Infrastructure and Sempra Infrastructure Partners are not the same company as San Diego Gas & Electric Company or Southern California Gas Company, and none of Sempra Infrastructure, Sempra Infrastructure Partners nor any of its subsidiaries is regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission.

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