NRG Energy Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary NRG Solar, has announced that two of the solar photovoltaic facilities the company acquired from Recurrent Energy earlier this year have reached commercial operation.
The two California-based PV facilities, Kansas South and TA-High Desert, total 40 MW and deliver electricity to Southern California Edison and Pacific Gas & Electric.
Each power plant has a peak capacity of 20 MW. Recurrent Energy developed both projects, which will be owned and operated by NRG.
During their first year of operation, the projects are expected to generate enough solar power to offset the electricity use of roughly 11,800 average U.S. homes over a year at peak daytime capacity, according to NRG.
‘Credit goes to Recurrent Energy for developing assets of the quality that the Kansas South and TA-High Desert projects represent. This is our first transaction with Recurrent Energy and the beginning of what I hope will be a long-lasting business relationship,’ says Tom Doyle, president and CEO of NRG Solar.