First Wind, Rocky Mountain Power Close Second Deal to Develop Solar Power in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — Rocky Mountain Power has finalized a second deal this month to buy solar power from renewable energy developer First Wind, based in Boston.

Rocky Mountain Power, a unit of PacifiCorp, will buy 320 megawatts from four solar developments in Utah known as the Four Brothers. The company also agreed earlier to buy the power generated from First Wind’s nearby 20-megawatt Seven Sisters solar projects. The purchases were made in connection with the utility company’s obligation under the federal Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act, or PURPA.

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