Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) has contracted with Agua Caliente Solar LLC, a subsidiary of NextLight Renewable Power LLC, for 290 MW of solar power to serve PG&E's customers in northern and central California.
The agreement is one of several recently signed by the utility with independent developers for a total of 830 MW of solar power.
The Agua Caliente project, to be located in Yuma County, Ariz., is PG&E's second major contract with a subsidiary of NextLight. The project will deliver about 700 GWh of energy per year – enough to serve the needs of more than 100,000 average homes. Initial deliveries are expected to begin in mid-2012, with the project becoming fully operational by late 2014.
SOURCE: PG&E Corp.