July 26, 2014
More power to solar as Southland ramps up
SACRAMENTO - The California Energy Commission Wednesday approved nearly 1,000 megawatts of solar power for Southern California.

The Genesis Solar Energy Project and the Imperial Valley Solar Project are the fifth and sixth solar power plants that the Energy Commission has licensed in the past five weeks.

The Genesis Solar Energy Project site is located in eastern Riverside County about 25 miles west of Blythe. The project is north of Ford Dry Lake and Interstate 10.

The Imperial Valley Solar Project is located about 14 miles west of El Centro.

In order to qualify for federal stimulus funds, the projects needed to be approved by the Energy Commission before December 31, 2010.

Both projects still require decisions from the Bureau of Land Management. (INT)
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