Centauri Energy, LLC today announced it has received approval from the California Independent System Operation (CAISO) to secure a queue position for Beltran Solar, the company’s 300-MW solar project in Stanislaus County, California. The queue position will allow Beltran Solar to connect to the state’s power grid.
At 300 MW, Beltran Solar represents one of the largest solar projects under way in California. It spans 1,600 acres about an hour southeast of the Bay Area. Beltran Solar will be built in three phases, with the first phase slated to deliver power in 2016 and 2017.
“Having Beltran Solar approved by CAISO for a queue position marks an important milestone for us,” said Jeff Irvine, Centauri Energy’s CEO and president. “Beltran Solar has been in development for more than five years. The permits have been issued, the environmental impact studies are finished, and now the CAISO application is approved. These are some of the biggest hurdles for a large-scale project like this. With all of these complete, we’re ready to develop,” he said.
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