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Abengoa’s 280MW Mojave Solar Plant in California Starts Operation

Abengoa’s 280MW Mojave Solar Plant in California Starts Operation

The 280 MW gross solar plant located in California, declared commercial operation on Dec. 1.

Abengoa has declared commercial operation for the Mojave plant, the fourth in a series of large concentrating solar power (CSP) projects that have come online in the last 14 months in the deserts of the Southwestern United States.

The 280 MW gross solar plant located in California, declared commercial operation on Dec. 1. Located 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles, Mojave generates electricity to power approximately 90,000 households in California. The project has generated thousands of jobs, peaking at over 2200 positions during the construction phase. Additionally, thousands of direct and indirect jobs are estimated to be have been created through its supply chain spanning throughout the U.S. Mojave will supply clean electricity to Pacific Gas & Electric Co. under a 25-year power purchase agreement .

Abengoa Yield also owns Solana, a solar plant located in Arizona, which has completed its first year of commercial operation . With a six-hour thermal energy storage capacity, Solana supplies energy to Arizona Public Service under a 30-year power purchase agreement.

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