Mojave solar-thermal project in California went commercial on Dec. 1

Abengoa Yield (NASDAQ: ABY) said Dec. 2 that Mojave, a 280-MW (gross) solar-thermal plant located in California, declared commercial operation on Dec. 1.

The plant is located 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles. Mojave will supply clean electricity to Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) under a 25-year power purchase agreement.

Abengoa Yield also owns Solana, a solar plant located in Arizona, which has successfully completed its first year of commercial operation. With a six-hour thermal energy storage capacity, Solana supplies clean energy to Arizona Public Service (APS), Arizona’s largest utility, under a 30-year power purchase agreement.

Abengoa Yield is a total return company that owns a diversified portfolio of contracted renewable energy, power generation and electric transmission assets in North America, South America, and Europe. It has a continuing deal with Abengoa, a Spain-based company, to buy power plants with stable operations and power sales.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.