Solar thermal project approved

20 August 2010-- The California Energy Commission siting committee August 19 recommended approval for NextEra Energy Inc's planned 250 MW Genesis solar thermal power project.

The committee recommendation is not a final decision, but it was released for 30 days of public comment before bringing the proposed decision to the Commission. If approved, the Commission said NextEra could start construction in the fourth quarter of 2010 with commercial service by the second quarter of 2013.

Genesis will have two 125 MW solar units that produce electricity using steam turbine generators fed from solar steam generators. The solar steam generators would receive heated transfer fluid from solar thermal equipment from arrays of parabolic mirrors that collect energy from the sun. The project will be built on land managed by U.S. Bureau of Land Management in the Sonoran Desert.

Pacific Gas & Electric signed a long-term power purchase agreement for the electricity output from the plant.

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