New Projects, Renewables, Solar

PG&E, NextEra Energy Resources: Genesis Solar Energy Center reaches commercial operation

NextEra Energy Resources LLC, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE) announced its Genesis Solar Energy Center, located in Riverside County, Calif., has reached commercial operation.

All of the power generated by the 250-MW solar facility is being provided to Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E) under a long-term contract.

The Genesis Solar Energy Center is located on approximately 1,950 acres of land managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

The solar facility includes two 125-MW generating units.

The project will offset approximately 330,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year.

Development on the Genesis Solar Project began in 2007. Genesis received its license from the California Energy Commission in September 2010, and its right-of-way grant from the Bureau of Land Management in December 2010.