California Unions for Reliable Energy (CURE), a federation of unions whose associates are engaged in supporting the growth of eco-friendly power generation plants, has declared its new partnership with a utility-scale solar project developed by K Road Calico Solar in California located San Bernardino County.
Currently, the K Road Calico Solar Project is in the process of completing the permit procedures to build a 663.5 MW solar power project. The project to be located over the federal lands situated 37 mi east of Barstow will incorporate the Stirling-dish solar thermal technology (SunCatchers) to generate 100.5 MW power and solar PV technology to produce 563 MW of electricity. The facility at its maximum power production level will generate enough power to meet the electricity requirements of around 497,000 homes. The K Road Calico Solar during its contract period will offset around 500,000 t of carbon dioxide emissions every year.
During the construction process, K Road Calico will take enough precautions to bring down the impacts of the project on state water bodies or to the wild life and plants located in the area as a part of its association with CURE. Additionally, the project will undertake extra safety and health measures to protect the workers employed in the project in addition to its given undertaking to Bureau of Land Management and California Energy Commission during the permit application process.
CURE on its part will assist K Road Calico in its permit and contract execution process in selling the generated power to customers in California.