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sPower Reaches Commercial Operation on 20 MW AC Addition to Lancaster Solar Portfolio
Antelope DSR 3 solar project completed in Lancaster, CA

sPower, a leading renewable energy Independent Power Producer (IPP), today announced that the company completed its latest addition to its solar portfolio in Lancaster, California. Antelope DSR 3 is a 20-Megawatt (MW) AC solar energy project, constructed by Cupertino Electric, Inc., a California-based company.

The project, located in California's Antelope Valley, will provide energy to Southern California Edison (SCE) under a long-term power purchase agreement.

With offices in San Francisco, Long Beach and Lancaster, sPower has nearly 100 employees in California and provides operations and maintenance services to all its California projects.

"This is an exciting moment for sPower. This project brings us to more than 1,200 MW of solar energy production in the state of California," said Ryan Galeria, VP of Solar Development at sPower. "We are proud to be the largest solar energy company in the Antelope Valley and have been operating here for the past nine years. We've partnered with more than twenty local organizations since we've started operations in the Antelope Valley and are committed to continuing our strong partnership with the community."

The expected electricity generated by the Antelope DSR 3 Solar Project, at full capacity, is enough to meet the consumption of up to 7,300 average California homes.

About sPower: sPower, an AES and AIMCo company, is the largest private owner of operating solar assets in the United States. sPower owns and operates a portfolio of solar and wind assets greater than 1.5 GW and has a development pipeline of more than 10 GW. sPower is owned by a joint venture partnership between The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), a worldwide energy company headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, and the Alberta Investment Management Corporation, one of Canada’s largest and most diversified institutional investment fund managers.