LS Power Facility to Supply Solar Energy to SDG&E

16 May 2010 (Last Updated May 16th, 2010 18:30)

LS Power's Centinela Solar Energy facility in California, US, will now supply energy to San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) under a 20-year power-purchase agreement. SDG&E will procure up to 130MW of energy from the proposed facility, following its completion in 2014, the compa

LS Power's Centinela Solar Energy facility in California, US, will now supply energy to San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) under a 20-year power-purchase agreement.

SDG&E will procure up to 130MW of energy from the proposed facility, following its completion in 2014, the company said.

The $500m Centinela project will use photovoltaic technology on a 1,150-acre site that is ideal for producing solar power due to abundant desert sunlight.

Power from the facility will be delivered to SDG&E’s service territory across the Sunrise Powerlink, a 120-mile, 500kv electric transmission line.

SDG&E's new power line is expected to carry up to 1,000MW after its comes onstream in 2012.