California Complex Expected to Create Approximately 1,000 Jobs and Avoid Over 640,000 Tons of Carbon Pollution Annually

Announced this afternoon via, the U.S. Department of Energy finalized $1.6 billion in loan guarantees to support the Ivanpah Solar Energy Generating System, three related utility-scale concentrated solar power plants.

BrightSource estimates the project will create approximately 1,000 construction jobs and 86 operations and maintenance jobs.


The three-plant Ivanpah Solar Complex will generate:

The project includes solar fields containing over 173,000 dual-mirror heliostats through a purchase agreements (PPA) with Pacific Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison Company (SCE).

The project will be interconnected to the electricity grid via an upgraded SCE transmission line.

Source: The US Department of Energy, through the Loan Programs Office Loan Programs Office website.  

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