The Next Renewable Energy Capital of the World
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The state of California has set a mandate that utility companies generate 50% of their electricity from renewable energy sources by 2030. In 2014, approximately 1,800 MW of renewable energy was being produced in Imperial County. The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) has a renewable energy goal of up to 7,000 for the county.
Imperial Valley Advantages
Low-cost and available land
Abundant natural resources
Central location to major southwest markets
Transmission capacity of 1,000 MW
Imperial Valley is home to large-scale renewable energy production plants.