The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) has commissioned a utility-scale solar power plant, the Adelanto Project, as part of the expansion of its renewable energy portfolio.

The project is co-located at the Adelanto Switching Station in Adelanto, California and has an installed capacity of 10MW.

LADWP is looking to increase its portfolio of solar energy delivered to customers from the current 20% to 33% by 2020, and the Adelanto Solar Power Project is expected to be a key component of the expansion.

The project cost of $48m was met through the qualified energy conservation bonds, issued under the Federal Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

According to the utility, the project is the largest solar installation owned and built by a municipal utility in the US.