Centinela Solar Field – 200MW, Calexico, CA
SCOPE OF WORK
This project is one of the largest solar energy facilities of its kind in the United States. The 170-megawatt photovoltaic solar project provides clean, renewable energy to the Southwestern United States. Developed just west of Calexico, California on a 1,600-acre site, the Centinela Solar Energy Project uses solar photovoltaic technology to convert sunlight to electricity for the residents of Imperial and San Diego Counties. The solar farm will sell its entire output to the local utility for long-term power contracts. Renewable energy will help the state of California reach their renewable energy goals.
Working with the owner’s EPC contractor, Dynalectric re-sequenced the work flow and shortened the schedule by over 15%, allowing the project to come online sooner and start producing renewable energy. Dynalectric provided solar installation, electrical distribution, fiber optics, fire alarm, security and site lighting for this project. The construction of this renewable energy facility provided hundreds of jobs to workers in the Imperial Valley region. There are more than 875,000 solar photovoltaic panels on the 1,600-acre site. Dynalectric, in conjunction with our partners, completed this project safely working approximately a half million man hours with no lost-time accidents.
Dynalectric managed the logistics of receiving, installing, connecting and testing close to one million panels while exceeding the scheduled completion date by more than 15%. Dynalectric also installed all DC and AC wiring from the panels to the inverters and back to the substation. The underground portion of the project was completed months ahead of schedule allowing the owner to produce power well before their anticipated production dates.