Scatec Solar, Parowan, Utah, a global independent solar power producer, will build an 80MW photovoltaic plant in Iron County, Utah. The Utah Red Hills Renewable Energy Park, will generate around 210 million kWh of electricity per year, which will be fed into the grid under a twenty-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with PacifiCorp. Construction is estimated to start in the third quarter of 2014 and when complete, the plant will be Utah's largest solar energy generation facility. PacifiCorp delivers electricity to customers in Utah, Wyoming, and Idaho through Rocky Mountain Power.
The ground-mounted photovoltaic solar facility is being developed on approximately 650 acres of privately-owned land in Parowan, Utah, it will deploy approximately 325,000 PV modules on a single-axis tracking system, and will interconnect to an existing PacifiCorp 138 kV line in the adjacent Parowan Valley Substation. The plant is expected to generate approximately 210 million kWh in its first full year of operation—power equivalent to the annual consumption of approximately 18,500 homes. Details