San Diego Business Journal

San Diego Gas & Electric Co. is receiving electricity from the Kumeyaay Wind project on the Campo Indian Reservation, the facility's business backers announced Dec. 28.

The project consists of 25 wind turbines, each capable of generating 2 megawatts of electricity. The 50 megawatts produced is enough to meet the needs of 30,000 homes.

The wind farm goes on-line after eight months of construction and one month of testing.

Babcock & Brown, the Sydney, Australia-based investment and asset management firm, is project manager and holds "a substantial equity interest" in the project. The amount of its investment was not disclosed.

GE Energy Financial Services invested $51 million in the project.

The Campo tribe has leased land at the Tecate Divide, 70 miles east of San Diego, to the wind farm's operators.

, Brad Graves