The Los Angeles City Council has voted unanimously to approve a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with K Road Moapa Solar to provide up to 250 MW of solar power. The K Road Moapa solar power installation will be located on the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians tribal land north of Las Vegas.
‘By investing in a long-term relationship with a clean energy producer, Los Angeles will be able to provide clean power to more than 118,000 homes,’ notes Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev. ‘This public-private-tribal partnership is a powerful example about the benefits clean energy can bring to Nevada's economy, and the project is expected to create 400 jobs during peak construction and 15 to 20 permanent jobs.’
In June, the project was approved by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar.
K Road Moapa Solar plans to build the plant in three phases of 100 MW to 150 MW. In addition to PV arrays, major additional project components include a 500 kV transmission line to deliver power to the grid and a 12 kV transmission line to the existing Moapa Travel Plaza after Phase I is complete.