Energy Capital Group announces 300 MW solar plant in Millard County, Utah
Wednesday, Sep 18, 2013
Energy Capital Group, LLC (ECG) is developing ECG Utah Solar 1 a 300 MW solar plant adjacent to the Intermountain Power Plant (IPP). This will be one of the largest solar projects built and cost an estimated $600 million. ECG is leasing 1754 acres from the Utah School and Institutional Trust Land Administration (SITLA). The location is ideal as the infrastructure includes a HVDC transmission line going directly to California.
The project will create approximately 200 construction jobs, power an estimated 80,000 homes, generate substantial tax revenue for local & state government, will benefit Utah’s K-12 grade school children through lease payments to SITLA and provide clean affordable energy.
The project has conducted the required biological study, cultural survey, entered the interconnection queue, is working with Millard County on the conditional use permit and is in the Utah Alternative Energy Development Incentive (AEDI) application process.
Supporting the engineering of the project is Victor Rojas and Power-Tech Engineers, Inc. (PTEI). Mr. Rojas is a seasoned electrical engineer, former Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP) engineer, who participated as lead test and start-up engineer in the commissioning of IPP, and later in the Operation and Maintenance management of the IPP generation and AC/DC transmission system. He along with a team of former LADWP engineers conforming PTEI, are familiar with the IPP facilities and LADWP power system.
Josh Case, CEO of ECG said, “We are excited about the opportunity to develop ECG Utah Solar 1 in Utah which will benefit several groups including the Utah school children, Millard County’s economy, Utah’s economy and the California utilities in their achieving the state RPS. The ECG team has made great strides to date and we are reaching more project milestones at a rapid pace. The support from SITLA, Millard County, the State of Utah and other organizations in this whole process has been very much appreciated and we see this as a huge win for all parties involved.”
Source: Business Wire