Pegasus Energy Partners has submitted an application to California ISO for its 400MW Mountain House Solar Farm in Alameda County to be interconnected to the grid. The company anticipates submitting an application to the Alameda County Planning Department for a conditional use permit in the next few weeks. The Mountain House Solar Farm will be built across 2000 acres in the eastern area of Alameda County. Pegasus will develop, finance, own and operate the facility.
The company is looking to use the 1603 grant money that was approved as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment act. Although the grant funds are set to expire by the end of this year, Pegasus is anticipating the approval of the fiscal year 2012 budget, where it is expected that the grant funds will be extended until January1, 2013.
Construction on the 400MW solar farm is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2012 and has a first phase completion date for some time in 2014.