Lendlease, SMUD Sign 30-Year PPA

Upon completion in 2020, the Rancho Seco Solar II project is set to become the largest solar facility in Sacramento County, Calif,
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Lendlease Energy Development and Sacramento County Municipal Utility District have signed a 30-year power purchase agreement for Rancho Seco Solar II, a new 160-megawatt solar facility. The project marks Lendlease’s first energy development in California and the fifth one of its type in the country.

The plant will be located on the premises of the decommissioned Rancho Seco Nuclear Generation Station and, upon completion, will be the largest solar facility in the county. It is scheduled to begin construction this year, with completion slated by the end of 2020.

Lendlease’s current project pipeline exceeds 2 gigawatts. Among its development projects is the 60-acre Cooperative Solar Farm One Facility in Clark County, Ky.—a solar farm with 32,300 solar panels capable of producing up to 8.5 megawatts of electricity. In addition, the company has started construction of the Island Palm Communities Energy Services Project in Hawaii, a $150 million energy modernization and security project powering 5,800 military homes.