SunEdison completes first of several solar projects in Utah

SunEdison Inc. (NYSE: SUNE) on May 27 announced the successful completion and interconnection of the South Milford solar facility in Milford, Utah.

The 3.8-MW (dc) facility is now the largest operating solar power plant in Utah. TerraForm Power acquired the solar power plant from its Call Right Projects List.

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. PacifiCorp will purchase the electricity via a 20-year power purchase agreement.

“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.”

Operation and maintenance of the solar power plant will be performed by SunEdison Services, which provides global 24/7 asset management, monitoring and reporting services.

SunEdison announced April 8 the groundbreaking for the 22.6-MW (dc) Seven Sisters solar project in Southern Utah.The Seven Sisters are seven separate solar plants, four of which are located in Beaver County and three in Iron County. PacifiCorp will purchase the electricity under seven separate 20-year power purchase agreements. These projects are on the Call Right Projects List for TerraForm Power (Nasdaq: TERP), a global owner and operator of clean energy power plants. SunEdison anticipates offering these projects to TerraForm Power for investment upon completion.

SunEdison manufactures solar technology and develops, finances, installs, owns and operates wind and solar power plants, delivering predictably priced electricity to its residential, commercial, government and utility customers. SunEdison is one of the world’s largest renewable energy asset managers and provides asset management, operations and maintenance, monitoring and reporting services for its renewable energy customers around the world. Corporate headquarters are in the United States, with additional offices around the world.

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