Centinela Solar Energy Project
|Centinela Solar Energy Project|
Location of Centinela Solar Energy Project in California
|Location||El Centro, California|
|Site area||2,067 acres (836 ha)|
|Nameplate capacity||170 MW|
The Centinela Solar Energy Project is a 170 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic power plant located on 2,067 acres (836 ha) of previously disturbed private land southwest of El Centro, California. The project would support at least 235 jobs, generate more than $30 million in tax revenue over the life of the project, and deliver enough electricity to power about 82,500 homes. Imperial County gave a green-light to the solar power plant on December 27, 2011, and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar approved the right-of-way for 19 acres for the connecting power line on public land.
- "Secretary Salazar approves renewable energy projects". Power Engineering. Pennwell Corporation. 2011-12-29.
- California's Energy Future
- Energy Information Administration. "Centinela Solar Energy, Monthly". Electricity Data Browser. Retrieved May 20, 2014.