Oslo, Norway-based Scatec Solar has obtained final regulatory approvals to proceed with construction of an 80MW (ac) PV plant in the US state of Utah.
Work on the Utah Red Hills Renewable Energy Park facility
is scheduled to begin in the third quarter and will generate about 210 million
kWh of electricity per year. It will be located south of Salt Lake City and on
The company has signed a 20-year off-take agreement with
PacifiCorp, which is owned by MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company, the energy
arm of billionaire Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate.
Terms of the PPA require deliveries to begin in December
2016 but PacifiCorp has indicated it would take power before then, Anna Gemolas,
spokeswoman for Scatec Solar North America, tells Recharge.
Scatec is the project developer and is now taking
competitive bids for engineering, procurement and construction, she says.
When completed, Utah Red Hills will be the first
utility-scale solar facility in the state.