EDF Renewable to acquire First Solar’s 179 MW »Switch Station« plants in Nevada

EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE), the US subsidiary of French renewable energy developer EDF Energies Nouvelles, announced the acquisition of the 179 MW »Switch Station 1« and »Switch Station 2« solar projects from First Solar, Inc. The projects, currently under construction, will sell their combined output and environmental attributes under three Power Purchase Agreements to subsidiaries of NV Energy, Inc. (Nevada Power Company d/b/a NV Energy and Sierra Pacific Power Company d/b/a NV Energy). Commercial Operation Dates (COD) for the two projects are scheduled for late July 2017 and late September 2017, respectively.
Located in Clark County, Nevada on land managed by the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone (SEZ), the projects are comprised of First Solar modules on horizontal single-axis trackers.
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