Los Angeles City Council approves power purchase agreement for 250 MW PV plant on native land in Nevada

Artist's rendering of the K Road Moapa Solar Project
Artist's rendering of the K Road Moapa Solar Project

Nevada Senator Harry Reid commended the Los Angeles City Council’s unanimous decision to approve a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with K Road Moapa Solar (San Diego, California, U.S.).

The K Road Moapa solar power project will be located on the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians tribal land north of Las Vegas. The solar photovoltaic (PV) plant will provide up to 250 megawatts of solar power to homes in California.

"I am pleased that the City of Los Angeles took action to secure a clean energy future by using affordable and predictably priced power from Nevada," said Reid.


Public-private-tribal partnership expected to create 400 jobs during peak construction

"By investing in a long-term relationship with a clean energy producer Los Angeles will be able to provide clean power to more than 118,000 homes. This public-private-tribal partnership is a powerful example about the benefits clean energy can bring to Nevada’s economy and the project is expected to create 400 jobs during peak construction and 15-20 permanent jobs. Unlike the old, dirty technologies used at the nearby Reid-Gardner coal plant, this new solar project will not emit any hazardous emissions, wastes, or carbon pollution."

"I thank Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar who worked so hard to make sure this clean energy project was achieved for our two states," Reid added.

"I look forward to collaborating with them on future job-creating projects that will forge a path toward energy self-reliance in the West. Nevada has become a clean energy leader and I will continue to work so Nevada’s communities have opportunities to harness their immense clean energy potential. We have a true opportunity to transform Nevada’s economy into the vibrant core of a Western and national clean energy market opportunity unlike anywhere in the world."




2012-11-23 | Courtesy: Nevada Senator Harry Reid; Image: K Road Moapa Solar | © Heindl Server GmbH

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