Sempra Generation has officially opened its 48MW Copper Mountain Solar project in Boulder City, Nevada. The company also announced its recently-approved plans to expand the plant by 200MW.
Copper Mountain has been operational since Decmber 2010, when building work was completed. The power generated has been sold to Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) under separate 20-year power purchase agreements.
“This project exemplifies my goal of making Nevada the renewable energy capital of the country. Projects of this magnitude provide hundreds of jobs and invest millions of dollars in our state,” Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval said.