Sempra Generation agreed to a 20-year power purchase agreement with PG&E during which it will sell 150MW of solar power produced at its Mesquite Solar I project. The Mesquite project is the first phase of Sempra’s solar complex in Arlington, Arizona and is expected to begin construction in 2011 with completion in 2013. The PPA awaits final approval by the California Public Utilities Commission.
“PG&E continues to demonstrate remarkable leadership in promoting the use of alternative forms of energy, and we are pleased to partner with them again to deliver new supplies of solar power to their customers,” said Jeffrey W. Martin, president and chief executive officer of Sempra Generation. “Mesquite Solar represents a major step forward for Sempra Generation as we continue down the path toward our goal of becoming the first company in the U.S. to own and operate 500 megawatts of solar energy.”