BayWa r.e. celebrates commissioning of Jacumba Solar Project in California
Irvine, California: BayWa r.e. announced today that it has commissioned the 28 megawatt (MW)DC Jacumba Solar Project in San Diego County, California.
BayWa r.e. acquired the project in late 2016, and in just seven months, completed the development and turn-key construction. The project was purchased by AEP Renewables, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Electric Power Co. (NYSE: AEP) in June. BayWa r.e. will stay involved with the project through a long-term operations & maintenance agreement.
“The commencement of commercial operation at Jacumba is a significant milestone for BayWa r.e. We commissioned Jacumba Solar under an aggressive timeline successfully navigating development and construction in a market with a high standard of execution. This project demonstrates BayWa r.e.'s capability to rapidly develop, finance, construct and commission a utility scale solar project – but we wouldn’t be here today without the hard work and cooperation of all of our partners, including County of San Diego, California Independent System Operator (CAISO), San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) and Southern California Edison (SCE)”, explained Jam Attari, CEO of BayWa r.e. Solar Projects, LLC.
To date, BayWa r.e. has successfully delivered over 2.5 GW of renewable energy worldwide and is strongly positioned for further growth in North American energy markets.