Southern Power, Turner Renewable Energy solar power project begins commercial operation

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The Spectrum Solar Facility, a 30-MW photovoltaic installation in Nevada that utilizes tracking technology, has begun commercial operation. The project was acquired by Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Co., in partnership with Turner Renewable Energy.

The plant was built by SunEdison, which will also operate and maintain the project. Nevada Power, one of the two principal subsidiaries doing business as NV Energy, will buy the electricity generated by the facility under a 25-year power purchase agreement.

Southern Power and Turner Renewable Energy acquired the project from SunEdison in September 2012. It is one of five projects jointly acquired by the two companies.

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