Sempra Generation says that the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has unanimously approved Pacific Gas & Electric's 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for 150 MW of solar power from Sempra Generation's Mesquite Solar 1 facility in Arizona.
With approval of the contract secured, the company plans to begin construction on the PV plant in June. The project is expected to create about 300 construction jobs at peak and will be completed in early 2013.
Mesquite Solar 1 is the first phase of Sempra Generation's planned 700 MW Mesquite complex.
SOURCE: Sempra Generation