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EA-1796: Final Environmental Assessment

Loan Guarantee to Sempra Generation for Construction of the Mesquite Solar Energy Project, Maricopa County, Arizona

The United States (US) Department of Energy (DOE) is proposing to issue a loan guarantee to Sempra Generation (Sempra) to develop the Mesquite Solar Energy project, a nominal 400-megawatt (MW) solar energy generating facility consisting of a solar field of ground-mounted photovoltaic (PV) panels, an electrical collection system that converts generated power from direct current to alternating current, a substation, and a generation-tie (gen-tie) power line to deliver the generated electricity from the project site to an existing off-site electrical switchyard. The facility would generate an estimated 889,665 megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity per year.