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Commissioning of $1.2 Billion in Solar Energy Projects

November 12, 2016

BLYTHE, Calif – On Thursday, November 10, California moved a step closer to achieving its renewable energy goals with the commissioning of the Blythe and McCoy Solar Energy Centers. These projects represent a combined $1.2 billion investment in the state and feature more than 4 million solar panels with trackers that will follow the sun to maximize energy production. Together, they have a generating capacity of 485 megawatts, or enough to power more than 181,000 homes with clean, renewable energy.

The projects have created a significant boost for the Riverside County area, adding 1,500 construction jobs and increased economic activity for local businesses.

NextEra Energy Resources, the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and the sun, built and will own and operate the projects that will benefit customers of Southern California Edison and Kaiser Permanente.

California has one of the nation’s best solar resources. These projects demonstrate the opportunities solar energy presents to create jobs, boost the local economy and help the state achieve its renewable energy goals.

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