In Utah this week, we have news that the South Milford solar facility in Milford which is a 3.8 megawatt DC facility is now online. South Milford solar facility, the latest of many SunEdison solar projects is the largest operating solar power plant in Utah.
According to SunEdison, PacifiCorp, an electric utility that serves 1.8 million customers in six western states, will purchase the electricity according to its obligation under the federal Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act. The purchase agreements and the price of the electricity were approved by the Utah Public Service Commission to ensure a fair price for PacifiCorp customers.
“We’re proud to announce the completion of Utah’s largest solar power plant,” said SunEdison Executive Vice President of Americas and EMEA, Paul Gaynor.
This is the first of many SunEdison projects to come online in Utah, and SunEdison is leading the way with more than 700 megawatts of solar projects planned for delivery over the next 18 months.
The first of many solar power facilities planned for Utah by SunEdison
The South Milford plant is expected to generate enough electricity to power more than 500 homes, and should eliminate the emission of more than 12 million pounds of carbon dioxide per year, the equivalent of taking more than 1,200 cars off the road. PacifiCorp will purchase the electricity via a SunEdison 20-year power purchase agreement, which enables customers to lock-in low priced electricity at long term predictable prices.
Operation and maintenance of the solar power plant will be performed by SunEdison Services, which provides global 24/7 asset management, monitoring and reporting services.
ST Staff Writers
This post was prepared by Solar Thermal Magazine staff.