Abengoa Yield announced that the 280-MW Mojave solar power plant, located in California, entered commercial operation on December 1.
Located 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles, Mojave generates clean electricity to power approximately 90,000 households in California, offsetting the emission of 350,000 tons of CO2 annually. The project has generated approximately 2,200 positions during the construction phase. Mojave will provide electricity to Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E, NYSE: PCG) under a 25-year power purchase agreement.
Abengoa Yield also owns Solana, a solar plant located in Arizona, which successfully completed its first year of commercial operation. With a six-hour thermal energy storage capacity, Solana supplies clean energy to Arizona Public Service (APS), Arizona’s largest utility, under a 30-year power purchase agreement.
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