Sempra Generation Activates First Block of Solar Panels at Nevada Solar Farm

Largest Photovoltaic Solar Plant in U.S. Slated for Completion by Year-End

SAN DIEGO, CA, Jun 15, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Sempra Generation announced today that the first 8-megawatt (MW) block of solar panels at its Copper Mountain Solar facility has been installed, and is delivering renewable electricity to the power grid.

Construction on the 48-MW photovoltaic solar installation located in Boulder City, Nevada about 40 miles southeast of Las Vegas, began in January. Sempra Generation anticipates that the project will be fully operational in late 2010.

"We are pleased to reach this major milestone so quickly, and we look forward to completing the project later this year," said Jeffrey W. Martin, chief executive officer of Sempra Generation. "Copper Mountain Solar is delivering a new supply of clean, renewable power to California residents, while creating hundreds of construction jobs."

The clean energy project will create approximately 300 construction jobs at peak and four long-term positions.

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