Sempra US Gas & Power and Consolidated Edison Development has inaugurated the 250MW Copper Mountain Solar 3 project in Boulder City. Nevada, US.
Amec Foster Wheeler was the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the photovoltaic solar project.
Construction of the project began in 2013 and was completed earlier this year.
The Copper Mountain Solar 3 can generate energy for approximately 80,000 homes.
Spread over 1,400 acres, the PV facility is the third phase of Copper Mountain Solar complex.
The 58MW second phase of Copper Mountain Solar 2 was completed earlier this year.
Sempra U.S. Gas & Power president and CEO Patti Wagner said: "Copper Mountain Solar 3 is our largest solar project to date.
"We look forward to continued partnership and collaboration with Boulder City as we prepare to break ground on the next phase of the Copper Mountain Solar complex, Copper Mountain Solar 4, later this year."
Copper Mountain Solar 3 brings Sempra’s jointly-owned operating solar power portfolio up to 660MW.
Image: Copper Mountain Solar 3 is spread over 1,400 acres. Photo: courtesy of PRNewsFoto / Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, LLC.