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Southern Co. has announced that subsidiary Southern Power and Turner Renewable Energy have acquired the 139 MW Campo Verde solar project from First Solar Inc.

Located in Imperial County, Calif., the Campo Verde project represents the Southern Power-Turner Renewable Energy partnership's fifth solar acquisition. Ted Turner, owner of Turner Renewable Energy, teamed with Southern Co. through a subsidiary in January 2010 to form a strategic alliance to pursue development of U.S. renewable energy projects.

“This partnership was created to explore large-scale solar power generation projects, and acquiring this facility is another positive step in achieving our goal," says Turner. "Turner Renewable Energy is excited to be a partner in this project and to continue our collaboration with Southern Co."

First Solar will build, operate and maintain the solar farm. Construction of the plant began in December, and commercial operation is targeted for this fall. San Diego Gas & Electric Co. will buy the project’s output under a 20-year power purchase agreement.


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