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Millard County — Energy Capital Group, LLC (ECG) is developing ECG Utah Solar 1, a 300-megawatt solar plant adjacent to the Intermountain Power Plant. The plant is expected to cost about $600 million. ECG will lease 1,754 acres from the Utah School and Institutional Trust Land Administration (SITLA). The infrastructure at the location includes a HVDC transmission line going directly to California.
The project is expected to create about 200 construction jobs, power an estimated 80,000 homes.
ECG has conducted a required biological study and cultural survey. It is also working with Millard County on a conditional use permit and is in the Utah Alternative Energy Development Incentive application process. Supporting the engineering of the project is Power-Tech Engineers, Inc. (PTEI).
“We are excited about the opportunity to develop ECG Utah Solar 1 in Utah which will benefit several groups including the Utah school children, Millard County’s economy, Utah’s economy and the California utilities in their achieving the state RPS,” said Josh Case, CEO of ECG. “The ECG team has made great strides to date, and we are reaching more project milestones at a rapid pace.”
“The Office of Energy Development has been excited, in recent months, to see the uptick in interest in developing Utah's world-class solar resources,” said Jeffrey Barrett, Infrastructure & Incentive Manager in the Utah Office of Energy Development.