CIM Begins Construction on Proposed 2.7 GW Westlands Solar Park

Mar 3, 2020 10:40 AM ET
  • CIM Group starts deal with Westlands Solar Park, among the biggest allowed solar parks worldwide that might expand to greater than 2.7 GW at complete buildout
CIM Begins Construction on Proposed 2.7 GW Westlands Solar Park

The CIM Group has actually introduced that it is progressing the advancement of Westlands Solar Park (WSP), among the biggest allowed solar parks on the planet that can expand to greater than 2,700 megawatts (2.7 GW) of renewable resource possibility at complete buildout, which might give tidy power to greater than 1,200,000 residences.

The master-planned power park incorporates greater than 20,000 acres in California's San Joaquin Valley in western Fresno as well as Kings Counties and also is developed to open up in stages to fulfill the requirements of exclusive and also public energies as well as various other power customers. WSP has actually a finished and also accredited programmatic ecological effect record for the whole project and also WSP is just one of minority renewable resource areas recognized as a Competitive Renewable Energy Zone (CREZ) via the Renewable Energy Transmission Initiative (RETI) procedure.

The initial stage of CIM's advancement at Westlands Solar Park consists of Aquamarine, a 250-MW solar photovoltaic project, which has actually gotten all privilege as well as conditional usage authorizations complying with a complete ecological influence testimonial. CIM authorized a power acquisition contract (PPA) with Valley Clean Energy Alliance, an in your area regulated power service provider for the California cities of Davis as well as Woodland and also unincorporated sections of Yolo County, for 50 megawatts of capability, with preliminary shipment prepared for to happen in late 2021.

At the Westlands Solar Park, CIM is repurposing drainage-impaired and also selenium-contaminated farmland for the growth of tidy power. WSP has actually amassed solid assistance from ecological areas consisting of the Sierra Club, NRDC, Defenders of Wildlife, as well as the Center for Biological Diversity. CIM's tidy power projects will certainly give options to numerous plan purposes for the state of California's renewable resource required consisting of greenhouse gas decrease and also carbon-free power. Furthermore, it is anticipated that WSP will certainly add to financial advancement in Central Valley areas by branching out the area past farming and also produce a significant variety of tidy power work over the growth of the whole project.

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