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120MW East Pecos solar facility starts commercial operations

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Southern Power has started commercial operations at the 120MW East Pecos solar farm in Texas.

The project in Pecos County covers almost 1000 acres and consists of approximately 1.2 million First Solar modules.

First Solar also built the facility and will operate and maintain it.

Austin Energy is buying the electricity and associated renewable energy credits under a 15-year power purchase agreement.

Southern Power president and chief executive Buzz Miller said: “The East Pecos solar facility joins our growing renewable fleet in Texas, and we look forward to operating it for the benefit of our customers.”

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