Renewable Energy

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

  • Water rights

  • Abundant natural resources

  • Geothermal activity

  • Central location to major southwest markets

  • Transmission capacity of 1,000 MW


Imperial Valley is home to large-scale renewable energy production plants.

8minute Energy's Mount Signal 1 solar plant in El Centro