A new solar power project is planned near the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station west of Phoenix. KTAR-FM reports the Arlington Valley Solar Energy 2 project will generate an estimated 127 megawatts of power when commercial operations start. That’s enough power to supply 25,400 homes.
Plans call for the plant to sell power to San Diego Gas and Electric.
LS Power spokesman Kevin Johnson says the site was chosen because of good electric line infrastructure.
Johnson says the plant will be a job creator, provide sales tax revenue and put energy into the electrical grid.