New Projects, Renewables, Solar

Utah solar power facility receives final approvals

Scatec Solar, an independent solar power producer, received final approvals from the Utah Public Service Commission and the Iron County Community Development and Renewal Agency to build an 80-MW photovoltaic (PV) solar plant in Iron County, Utah.

The Utah Red Hills Renewable Energy Park will generate around 210 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity annually. Power produced will be purchased by PacifiCorp through a twenty-year power purchase agreement (PPA).

The ground-mounted PV solar facility will include approximately 325,000 PV modules on a single-axis tracking system, and will interconnect to an existing PacifiCorp 138-kV line to the adjacent Parowan Valley Substation.

Construction is scheduled to start in the third quarter of 2014. When complete, the plant will be the state’s largest solar energy generation facility.

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