LS Power Completes Financing of Arlington Valley Solar Energy II

LS Power Completes Financing of Arlington Valley Solar Energy II

LS Power announced today that it had completed financing and authorized construction of the $550 million Arlington Valley Solar Energy II Project (“AV Solar”), a 127 megawatt (AC) photovoltaic solar farm, near Arlington, Arizona. The AV Solar Project, to be constructed on more than 1,100 acres of land, will directly convert sunlight to electricity. The Project, to be operational in 2013, will sell its entire output to San Diego Gas & Electric pursuant to a long-term power sales agreement. Fluor Corporation has been engaged to engineer, procure, and construct the Project and will provide operation and maintenance services. The financing was structured with two tranches – combining a long term institutional financing led by Prudential Capital Group with a shorter term bank financing led by Banco Santander S.A. GE Energy Financial Services is participating in AV Solar as an equity partner.

“We are pleased to have completed the development and commenced construction of this important solar project” said John King, executive vice president of LS Power. “This project will bring many benefits to the State of Arizona and Maricopa County, including construction and operations jobs with local business opportunities and longer-term benefits from tax revenues. Renewable energy deliveries will assist SDG&E and the State of California in reaching their renewable energy goals”

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About LS Power:

LS Power is a development, investment and operating company focused on the North American power and energy infrastructure sector. Since its inception in 1990, in addition to its development of more than 660 miles of high voltage transmission, LS Power has developed, constructed, managed or acquired in total more than 45,000 MW of power generation, including utility-scale solar, wind, hydro, natural gas-fired and battery energy storage projects. LS Power actively invests in distributed energy resource platforms, such as CPower Energy Management, Endurant Energy and EVgo, as well as Waste-to-Renewable Generation and Fuel initiatives. Additionally, LS Power invests in renewables and energy storage through REV Renewables. Across its efforts, LS Power has raised in excess of $48 billion in debt and equity financing to support North American infrastructure. For more information, please visit www.LSPower.com.