Independent power producer NRG Energy Inc. and its subsidiary NRG Yield Inc. have commissioned a new 20 MW solar photovoltaic project in Southern California.
The two companies jointly funded the NRG Solar Oasis facility, whose output will be sold to Southern California Edison under a 20-year power purchase agreement. The project was built on approximately 180 acres of land located in the western Mojave Desert, five miles northeast of Palmdale, Calif., the majority of which is leased from the United States Air Force.
“We are proud to continue to bring renewable energy options to the residents of Southern California, and this project is a great example of our focus on customers and our desire to provide them with the energy solutions they need and want,” comments Craig Cornelius, senior vice president of NRG Energy. “We are happy to see that the United States Air Force values clean energy and has partnered with us on this project that helps California meet its renewable energy goals.”
The project consists of approximately 98,000 PV solar panels on-site, and it created approximately 250 jobs during construction.