Colorado and Utah are among the top ten states with new major IPP- or Utility-owned Solar photovoltaic (PV) projects, per the latest-available Energy Information Administration data (see the recent Trends piece in the Smarter Grid column, “A state-by-state look at new IPP and Utility-Owned Solar PV Projects.“) Utah has eight such projects planned or under construction, totaling 534 MW in nameplate capacity, and Colorado has six, totaling 201 MW.
Power Engineers Inc. (POWER) is involved in PV projects in both states. As announced in their June 9 press release, POWER Engineers Selected by PSEG Solar Source as Independent Engineer and Owner’s Site Representative, PSEG Solar Source selected POWER Engineers to be the Independent Engineer (IE) and Owner’s Site Representative for the construction, testing, commissioning and turnover of three solar photovoltaic projects
The three new PSEG Solar Source projects represent the latest addition to the company’s renewable energy portfolio. POWER’s Owner’s Site Representative scope of work for these projects includes risk assessment, schedule, cost and quality control during project execution.
The projects have already commenced and are scheduled to be completed by the end of 2016.