Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) has entered into a contract with El Dorado Energy LLC, a subsidiary of Sempra Generation, to purchase 48 MW of photovoltaic solar power produced at the Copper Mountain Solar facility.
This agreement is the utility's second contract for renewable energy from Sempra Generation, and it is subject to approval by the California Public Utilities Commission, says PG&E.
Sempra Generation's new Copper Mountain Solar facility will produce an average of 100 GWh of electricity each year. Construction of the new solar project is slated to begin later this year and will be completed in 2011.
SOURCE: Pacific Gas and Electric Co.