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Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating Facility:

The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is the largest concentrating solar thermal power plant in the world. At 377 megawatts nominal (392 MW gross), Ivanpah provides enough power annually for 140,000 homes in the Pacific Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison service territories.

The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System (ISEGS) in California’s Mojave Desert began commercial operation in 2013, and is delivering power to PG&E and Southern California Edison. The project is currently the largest solar thermal power plant in the world. Ivanpah was constructed by Bechtel and is operated by NRG Energy, one of the project’s equity investors.

A 377 megawatt net solar complex using mirrors to focus the power of the sun on solar receivers atop power towers.

  • The electricity generated by all three plants is enough to serve more than 140,000 homes in California during the peak hours of the day.
  • The complex will reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by more than 400,000 tons per year.
  • Located in Ivanpah, approximately 50 miles northwest of Needles, California (about five miles from the California-Nevada border) on federal land managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
  • The facility is comprised of three separate plants built in phases between 2010 and 2013, and uses BrightSource Energy’s LPT solar thermal technology.

FMS was engaged to conduct EMF testing along the 115 kV and 33 kV transmission lines according to IEC 644, CEC TLSN-2, and other Testing Agency standards at several milestone dates through the construction of the facility.

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