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NRG Energy Inc., NRG Yield Inc. and SunPower Corp. have announced the completion of the final phase of the 250 MW California Valley Solar Ranch (CVSR) photovoltaic generating facility in San Luis Obispo County, Calif.

According to NRG Energy, the electricity generated by CVSR will be sold to Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) under two long-term power purchase agreements.

Bechtel, on behalf of SunPower Corp., designed and provided engineering, procurement and construction services for the project, which began in September 2011, NRG Energy says. In October 2012, the first 22 MW began delivering power to PG&E's transmission lines.

NRG Energy reports that it and SunPower will jointly operate and maintain CVSR for two years, after which NRG Energy will assume sole responsibility for operating the site.

NRG Energy acquired CVSR from SunPower in 2011, and the project is jointly owned by NRG Yield (48.95%), NRG Energy notes.


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