Cupertino Electric, AMEC Foster Wheeler Build One of the Largest Photovoltaic Solar Projects in the U.S.
One Millionth Module Installed at 250-MW Copper Mountain Solar 3 Project in Nevada
San Jose, Calif. — The Energy Alternatives Division of Cupertino Electric, Inc. today announced that it has reached a major installation milestone on Sempra U.S. Gas & Power and Consolidated Edison Development’s 250-megawatt (MW) AC Copper Mountain Solar 3 project located in Boulder City, Nevada. Working alongside international engineering and project management company Amec Foster Wheeler, Cupertino Electric has installed 1 million photovoltaic (PV) solar modules on the 1,400-acre, fixed tilt, ground-mount project that broke ground in early 2013.
“This is a significant project in the solar market,” said Tom Dodson, vice president, construction for Amec Foster Wheeler. “We are delighted to have partnered with Cupertino Electric to leverage our global design, engineering and project management expertise to jointly deliver this prominent project to Sempra U.S. Gas & Power and Consolidated Edison Development.”
“Having worked with Sempra U.S. Gas & Power previously on its jointly-owned Copper Mountain 2 Solar project as an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) subcontractor, we were pleased to continue our successful run on this latest project,” said John Curcio, chief commercial officer for Cupertino Electric. “As our portfolio of utility-scale solar projects we have worked on has grown exponentially in the last few years, so has our ability to innovate and safely deliver the highest-quality solar projects across the U.S. on schedule for the best value. We are proud to work with Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, Consolidated Edison Development and Amec Foster Wheeler on what we believe will prove to be the gold standard for solar project design and construction.”
About Sempra U.S. Gas & Power
Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, LLC is a leading developer of renewable energy and natural gas solutions with power plants that generate enough electricity for more than 1 million homes. Sempra U.S. Gas & Power companies also operate natural gas storage facilities, pipelines and distribution utilities. The company is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), a Fortune 500 energy services holding company with 2014 revenues of $11 billion. The Sempra Energy companies' 17,000 employees serve more than 32 million consumers worldwide. For more information, visit www.SempraUSGP.com.
About Consolidated Edison Development
Con Edison Development (CED) develops, owns and operates renewable and energy infrastructure projects. The company focuses its efforts on projects that provide stable earnings and leverage the core strengths of Consolidated Edison, Inc. CED functions as a growth vehicle for the Competitive Energy Businesses and focuses on renewable energy and gas assets as part of an overall corporate goal of responsible environmental stewardship. Through its deep resources and trusted relationships with a range of energy-related companies, Con Edison Development has built a robust pipeline of renewable energy projects and opportunistically grown its portfolio to more than 550 MW as of year-end 2014. Con Edison Development can be reached at their website at www.coneddev.com.
Con Edison Development is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. (NYSE: ED), one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $13 billion in annual revenues and $44 billion in assets. More information can be obtained by calling 914-993-2185. You can also visit the Consolidated Edison, Inc. website at www.conedison.com.
About Amec Foster Wheeler
Amec Foster Wheeler (www.amecfw.com) designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors. With pro-forma 2014 annualized scope revenues of US$9 billion and over 40,000 employees in more than 50 countries, the company operates across the whole of the oil and gas industry – from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products – and in the mining, clean energy, power generation, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets.
Amec Foster Wheeler shares are publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange and its American Depositary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Both trade under the ticker AMFW.
About Cupertino Electric, Inc.
Cupertino Electric, Inc. is a private company headquartered in San Jose, Calif. that has provided expert engineering and construction services for a constantly evolving world for 60 years. Cupertino is ranked one of the largest specialty contractors in the nation and is renowned for designing, procuring, constructing, installing, commissioning and maintaining complex electrical systems. The company delivers custom solutions for clients in a variety of industries, including biotech, commercial, data center, education, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, retail, solar and utility. For more information, visit www.cei.com.
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