Navy signs solar energy deal with San Diego execs
SAN DIEGO — The Navy, federal Western Area Power Administration and executives of San Diego-based Sempra U.S. Gas & Power Thursday celebrated a deal to provide solar energy to 14 naval and Marine Corps installations.
The Navy will receive 210 megawatts of power from the Mesquite Solar 3 plant, which Sempra will construct beginning this month 60 miles west of Phoenix.
“The collaboration on Mesquite Solar 3 is a triumph of innovative problem solving, and will help to increase the (Navy’s) energy security by diversifying our power portfolio and improving energy efficiency,” Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus said at an event at Naval Base San Diego.
“This agreement is also projected to save the (Navy) at least $90 million over the life of the project,” Mabus said.