L.A. to purchase electricity from Nevada solar projects

Los Angeles power purchase agreements K Road Power Moapa Sempra Energy Copper Mountain 3 solar Nevada California

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The City of Los Angeles has approved contracts to purchase 460 MW of output from two solar projects in Nevada, according to Reuters.

The two projects are K Road Power’s 250 MW Moapa project, slated to be built on tribal land near Las Vegas, and Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE)’s Copper Mountain Solar 3 near Boulder City, Nev. Los Angeles plans to purchase 210 MW of Copper Mountain 3’s 250 MW of generation.

Los Angeles has set a goal to buy 25 percent of its electricity from renewable energy and 33 percent by 2020.

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