LS Power Completes Financing of Centinela Solar Energy

LS Power Completes Financing of Centinela Solar Energy

LS Power announced today that it had completed financing and authorized construction of the Centinela Solar Energy Project, a 170 megawatt (AC) photovoltaic solar farm, near El Centro, California. The Centinela Solar Energy Project, to be constructed on more than 1,600 acres of land, will utilize solar photovoltaic technology to directly convert sunlight to electricity. The Project, to be operational in 2014, will sell its entire output to San Diego Gas & Electric pursuant to long-term power sales agreements. 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 Sovereign Bank, N.A. (Coordinating Bank and Joint Lead Arranger) and four other Joint Lead Arrangers: Union Bank, N.A., Rabobank Nederland, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, and NordLB. “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 California and Imperial County, including construction and operations jobs with local business opportunities and longer-term revenues. Renewable energy deliveries over the recently energized Sunrise Powerlink will assist SDG&E and the State of California in reaching their renewable energy goals.”

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Founded in 1990, LS Power is a premier development, investment, and operating company focused on the North American power and energy infrastructure sector, with leading platforms across generation, transmission and energy transition solutions. Since inception, LS Power has developed or acquired 47,000 MW of power generation, including utility-scale solar, wind, hydro, battery energy storage, and natural gas-fired facilities. Additionally, LS Power Grid has built 780+ miles of high-voltage transmission, with 350+ miles and multiple grid infrastructure projects currently under construction or development. LS Power actively invests in and scales businesses that are accelerating the energy transition, including electric vehicle charging, demand response, microgrids, renewable fuels and waste-to-energy platforms. Over the years, LS Power has raised $54 billion in debt and equity capital to support North American infrastructure. For information, please visit www.LSPower.com.