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Catalina Solar

Developer: EDF Renewable Energy
Owner: EDF Renewable Energy
Operation & Maintenance: EDF Renewable Services
System Size: 143.2 MWp
Power Purchaser: San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)
Date of Operation: October 2012

Built on 900 acres of land, the 143.2 MWp Catalina Solar Project represents EDF Renewable Energy’s largest utility scale project developed in the United States and the world’s 8th largest photovoltaic plant. Consisting of more than 1.1 million solar PV panels, it is estimated to offset 250,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emis­sions annually.

Catalina Solar was completed in two phases, with the first 60 MWp completed in December 2012 and the second phase of 83 MWp completed in August 2013. EDF Renewable Energy sold 50% to TIAA CREF in 2014.

SDG&E purchases the clean power generated by the project under a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement. Catalina Solar is EDF RE’s third project developed in Kern County and contracted to SDG&E, helping the utility meet its renewable energy goals.

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Press Release: EDF Renewable Energy Dedicates the Catalina Solar Project Press Release: EDF Renewable Energy Announces Operation of the Catalina Solar Project Press Release: EDF Renewable Energy Closes Financing on Catalina Solar Project Press Release: enXco and San Diego Gas & Electric Sign Power Purchase Agreement for 130 MWp Catalina Solar Project