The Kern County Board of Supervisors gave their undisputed approval to Sempra Generation for the construction of a 200MW solar power project in Antelope Valley, California. Located about 90 miles north of Los Angeles, and set to be constructed on privately owned former agricultural land, the designated Rosamond Solar project will break ground sometime in 2012. The project has an anticipated completion date for 2013 and marks the fourth utility-scale power project for Sempra Generation.
“Rosamond Solar will deliver a new supply of solar power to California that moves the state one step closer to reaching its clean energy goals, while, at the same time, creating more jobs for area residents,” said Jeffrey W. Martin, president and chief executive officer of Sempra Generation. “California remains a strategic focus for Sempra Generation as we continue to grow our portfolio of solar and wind power projects in the Western U.S. We look forward to working with Kern County officials and the community of Rosamond on the development of the region's vast solar resources.”