Solar From Nevada Indian Reservation to Help Power Los Angeles
After decades of getting electricity from faraway pollution-and-greenhouse-gas-spewing coal-fired power plants, Los Angeles is looking out of state for less toxic forms of energy.
An example: The city council this week approved [PDF] a 25-year power purchase agreement with K Road Moapa Solar for up to 250 megawatts of power from a solar power plant on tribal land of the Moapa Band of the Paiute, north of Las Vegas. The council also approved a second agreement for 210 megawatts of power from the Copper Mountain solar complex in Boulder City, NV.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has said it expects to get around 706,650 megawatt-hours of energy annually from the planned K Road photovoltaic solar operation beginning