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EDF Renewable Energy reports that the 143 MW Catalina Solar Project, located in California's Mojave Desert, has reached commercial operation.

Located on 900 acres of privately owned land southwest of the Tehachapi and Piute mountains, the project commenced construction in May 2012 and began ramping up operation in December 2012.

San Diego Gas & Electric Co. (SDG&E) is buying the project’s output under a 25-year power purchase agreement. EDF now has 343 MW of renewable energy generation through three projects to meet its contract obligations to SDG&E, all of which are sited in Kern County.



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