Enbridge Acquires Nevada solar project from First Solar, Inc.
Enbridge Inc. has acquired a 100 percent interest in the 50 megawatt (MW) Silver State North photovoltaic project that First Solar has developed and constructed in Clark County, Nevada, near the community of Primm. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Located 40 miles south of Las Vegas, Nevada, Silver State North was constructed under a fixed-price engineering, procurement and construction agreement with First Solar, and is expected to begin commercial operation by May 2012. First Solar will provide operations and maintenance services to Enbridge under a long-term contract. NV Energy will purchase the energy output under a 25-year power purchase agreement approved in 2010 by the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada.
Silver State North, which will use First Solar’s advanced thin film PV modules, will generate enough clean solar energy to serve the needs of about 9,000 average Nevada homes per year.