sPower to bring 80 MW of solar to Utah towns

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September 23 (Renewables Now) - Salt Lake City-based renewable power producer sPower is to supply clean electricity to six cities in the US state of Utah from the 80-MW Clover Creek Solar project, to be constructed in Juab County.

sPower has signed an agreement with Utah Municipal Power Agency (UPMA), the electricity provider to the cities of Provo, Spanish Fork, Nephi, Salem, Manti and Levan, to bring more clean power into the local mix, according to a joint statement on Monday.

The partnership will result in the capital expenditure of USD 80 million (EUR 72.8m) in the Juab Country with around 300 construction jobs created in rural Utah. sPower will own and operate the Clover Creek Solar park.

The new park will be the first utility-scale project in Utah for sPower, a company owned by a joint venture between AES Corp (NYSE:AES) and Canada's Alberta Investment Management Corporation.

Over the past five years, rural Utah has become the home of close to 800 MW of solar capacity.

(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.91)

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