SunEdison, Inc. today announced the successful completion and interconnection of the South Milford solar facility in Milford, Utah. The 3.8MW DC facility is now the largest operating solar power plant in Utah.
PacifiCorp will purchase the electricity according to its obligation under the federal Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act. The purchase agreements and the price of the electricity were approved by the Utah Public Service Commission to ensure a fair price for PacifiCorp customers.
"We're proud to announce the completion of Utah's largest solar power plant," said SunEdison Executive Vice President of Americas and EMEA, Paul Gaynor. "This is the first of many SunEdison projects to come online in Utah, and SunEdison is leading the way with more than 700 megawatts of solar projects planned for delivery over the next 18 months."
The South Milford plant is expected to generate enough electricity to power more than 500 homes, and should eliminate the emission of more than 12 million pounds of carbon dioxide per year, the equivalent of taking more than 1,200 cars off the road. PacifiCorp will purchase the electricity via a SunEdison 20-year power purchase agreement. Operation and maintenance of the solar power plant will be performed by SunEdison Services.