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SCE incorporated a dramatic increase of carbon-free electrical generation from 40 percent today to 80 percent by 2030.
The two flexible gas power plant projects could be as large as 450 MW each.
The combined-cycle plant will operate using natural gas, with Southern Company saying the plant has already provided natural gas-fired power for almost three years.
The service agreement includes engineering, procurement and licensing support from Westinghouse, as well as access to Westinghouse intellectual property.
The company originally hoped to have a decision ready by this week’s shareholder meeting, though Fanning now hopes to have an evaluation of the project completed by late summer.
Lamesa is now the third large-scale solar project owned by Southern in the state.
Under the deal, Toshiba’s liabilities will be capped at $3.6 billion and will be payable over the next three years.
The plant was being constructed by Toshiba’s now-bankrupt Westinghouse subsidiary.
The activation of the 1,000-acre, 1.2-million panel development gives Southern Power three solar projects in Texas.