The world’s biggest solar-thermal power plant is finally producing enough electricity.
The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in Southern California initially failed to meet contractual obligations, and a yearlong forbearance deal with Pacific Gas & Electric Co. expired Wednesday. After fine-tuning the complex facility that uses 170,000 mirrors, output is up and it’s no longer at risk of defaulting on the deal, according to David Knox, a spokesman for operator and co-owner NRG Energy Inc
“We are currently in compliance with the contract,” Knox said in an interview. “The generation has improved dramatically.”
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