sPower Activates 68.8 MW of Solar for Southern California Public Power

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By Editors of Power Engineering

sPower, the largest private owner of utility-scale solar facilities in the United States, announced its Antelope DSR 1 and 2 facilities have achieved commercial operations.

The facilities were constructed on 440 acres in Lancaster, California, and now generate a combined 68.8 MW of solar power to the Southern California Public Power Authority. Member agencies directly using the power include the cities of Azusa, Colton, Riverside and Vernon.

The 200,000 solar panels are mounted on a tracking system that follows the sun throughout the day.

“SCPPA continues to seek long-term supplies of cost-effective renewable energy resources like the power we’re receiving from sPower’s solar farms,” said Ted Beatty, SCPPA interim executive director. “These facilities help SCPPA’s members provide safe, reliable and low cost electricity to the more than two million customers they serve.”

sPower now owns and operates four U.S. solar facilities that generate 121 MW, all to SCPPA.

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