Imperial Solar Energy Center West

Tenaska has commenced commercial operations of a brand-new 130MW solar photovoltaic electrical generating station near El Centro in The golden state.


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Tenaska has actually commenced commercial operations of a brand-new 130MW solar photovoltaic electric generating terminal close to El Centro in The golden state.Spanning throughout about 946 acres of farming, non-government land in Imperial County, the Tenaska Imperial Solar Energy Center South job will generate sufficient electrical energy to power roughly 44,000 California residences.The project will certainly supply its output to San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) under a 25-year power purchase agreement signed between the carriers in November 2010.
The project is linked to the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) through SDG&E’s Sunincrease Powerattach, the new 117-mile, 500kV transmission line built to facilitate the breakthrough, generation and also transmission of renewable energy in the Imperial Valley.Owned by CSOLAR IV South, a Tenaska affiliate, the job, which has obtained approval from the Imperial County Planning Board in May 2011, had actually started building and construction in December 2011 and also ceded the first power to SDG&E in May 2013.

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"The project will certainly supply its output to San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) under a 25-year power purchase agreement signed in between the providers in November 2010."
First Solar Electric (California), a wholly owned subsidiary of First Solar, is responsible for operating the facility under a contract with Tenaska.Developed by Tenaska Solar Ventures, one more Tenaska affiliate, the project attributes nearly two million solar panels from First Solar and has actually developed 500 building and construction work and also paid more than $17.4m in sales taxes, including even more than $3m in regional sales taxes.Tenaska and its innovation provider/contractor First Solar have actually operated to maximise hiring of local workers via about 70% of the work coming from neighborhood areas, including Imperial County, Brawley, El Centro, Heber, Imperial and also Calexico.In enhancement, Tenaska Solar Ventures is arising the Tenaska Imperial Solar Energy Center West close to El Centro that is supposed to commission in 2015. Like Tenaska Imperial South, the Tenaska Imperial West project will likewise supply its electrical energy to SDG&E.
Together these projects will aid SDG&E attain 33% renewable power shipment mandate as forced by the The golden state law.Image: Tenaska begins operations on 130MW Tenaska Imperial South solar task in The golden state. Photo: courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.
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