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"Pacific Power Announces Solar Farm Plans"

Pacific Power is finalizing plans to develop its first solar farm in Oregon. Company President Patrick Reiten announced the project at the Go Green '11 conference in Portland on Tuesday. Bob Gravely is a spokesman for Pacific Power. He said the project would provide 2 megawatts of solar power to the company's energy mix.

"Pacific Power Announces Solar Farm Plans"

The proposed solar farm is projected to provide up to 2 megawatts of solar electricity. (Photo by RRESolar.com)

By Cassandra Profita
OPB News
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 Pacific Power is finalizing plans to develop its first solar farm in Oregon.

Company President Patrick Reiten announced the project at the Go Green '11 conference in Portland on Tuesday.

Bob Gravely is a spokesman for Pacific Power. He said the project would provide 2 megawatts of solar power to the company's energy mix.

That's small compared with the 1600 megawatts of wind energy the utility has put online in the past five years. But Gravely said it's enough to serve a few hundred customers and it will satisfy about a quarter of the company’s mandate for solar power in Oregon.

"This stems from the state of Oregon's requirement that utilities begin producing some solar projects by 2020. This would be part of the company's satisfaction of that requirement. So it will be in Oregon."

Gravely said he can't release the location of the project until the company finalizes the development contracts.

Company President Patrick Reiten announced the project at the Go Green '11 conference in Portland on Tuesday.

Bob Gravely is a spokesman for Pacific Power. He said the project would provide 2 megawatts of solar power to the company's energy mix.

That's small compared with the 1600 megawatts of wind energy the utility has put online in the past five years. But Gravely said it's enough to serve a few hundred customers and it will satisfy about a quarter of the company’s mandate for solar power in Oregon.

"This stems from the state of Oregon's requirement that utilities begin producing some solar projects by 2020. This would be part of the company's satisfaction of that requirement. So it will be in Oregon."

Gravely said he can't release the location of the project until the company finalizes the development contracts.

 
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