Scatec Solar has received the final approvals from the Utah Public Service Commission and Iron County Community Development and Renewal Agency to proceed with an 80 MW solar photovoltaic power plant in Iron County, Utah. Construction is scheduled to start in the third quarter of this year.
The Utah Red Hills Renewable Energy Park is being developed on approximately 650 acres of privately owned land in Parowan, Utah. It will incorporate approximately 325,000 PV modules on single-axis tracking systems.
The project is expected to generate approximately 210 GWh electricity per year that will be fed into the grid under a 20-year power purchase agreement with PacifiCorp. The plant will interconnect to an existing PacifiCorp 138 kV line in the adjacent Parowan Valley Substation and will provide electricity to customers in Utah, Wyoming and Idaho.