Tenaska PV Plant Producing More Energy for San Diego

​Tenaska Imperial Solar Energy Center West, under construction along Interstate 8 east of El Centro, Calif., is producing approximately 50MW from a completed portion of the utility-scale solar project for San Diego Gas & Electric Co. (SDG&E).  When complete, Tenaska Imperial West will comprise 1.8 million photovoltaic (PV) panels and be able to produce 150 MW, enough power for more than 55,000 California homes. Power from the project is being sold to SDG&E under a 25-year power purchase agreement.  Construction of the interconnection facilities for the Tenaska Imperial West project began in June 2014, with work on the solar field commencing in November. The solar project, Tenaska’s second in the Imperial Valley, is being energized in phases and is scheduled to be complete in 2016.


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