Sempra U.S. Gas & Power and Consolidated Edison Development, together with the director of the Nevada Governor's Office of Energy, Paul Thomsen, and Boulder City Mayor Roger Tobler and community leaders, announced to dedicate the 250MW Copper Mountain Solar 3 facility in Boulder City, Nevada. When completed, the solar project will be one of the largest PV power installations in the U.S.
Situated on 1,400 acres, Copper Mountain Solar 3 is the third phase of the landmark Copper Mountain Solar complex. The entire complex, which also includes the recently completed 58-MW second phase of Copper Mountain Solar 2, is capable of generating more than 450 MW of power, enough energy to power 142,000 homes.
"Copper Mountain Solar is an excellent example of economic diversification through the advancement of clean energy generation, further solidifying Nevada as a sustainable energy leader," said Paul Thomsen, director of the Nevada Governor's Office of Energy. "Sempra U.S. Gas & Power and Consolidated Edison Development have made a significant investment in Nevada, demonstrating cooperation, collaboration and leadership in the west's energy industry."
"Copper Mountain Solar 3 is our largest solar project to date, and we are pleased to be joined by state and local leadership, as well as members of the Boulder City community, to celebrate this significant milestone," said Patti Wagner, president and CEO of Sempra U.S. Gas & Power. "We look forward to continued partnership and collaboration with Boulder City as we prepare to break ground on the next phase of the Copper Mountain Solar complex, Copper Mountain Solar 4, later this year."
The construction of the third phase of Copper Mountain Solar 3 began in 2013 and was completed in early 2015. The completion also brings Sempra U.S. Gas & Power's jointly-owned operating solar power portfolio up to 660 MW.