165 Acres


PG&E San Francisco


As the prime consultant on this project, RTM Engineering Consultants was responsible for coordinating all engineering services including mechanical, electrical, civil, and structural, and provided construction administration for all disciplines. Complete SCADA design services were provided with an enhanced tracking component and I/O table mapping, as well as analysis of all operational system components. Additionally, RTM provided an initial budget analysis and final contractor pricing review, CASIO telemetry coordination, relay trip sequencing, and system coordination study.

Located in the city of Hanford within an area known as the Central Valley, this facility occupies 59 hectares and generates an estimated 52,000 MWh/year, eliminating the emission of 45,000 tons of CO2 per year. This project is part of the first phase of a five-year, 250-MW plan aimed at leveraging PG&E’s expertise in power generation development and project finance to grow the state’s clean energy market. In approving PG&E’s proposal to build a series of medium-sized solar plants, the California Public Utilities Commission last year called it “another significant step in advancing the development of renewable generation in California.”

“The Central Valley holds tremendous potential as a source of clean energy for California, our solar projects in the region are a win for the local economy and for the state’s environment.”
Mike Jones, PG&E’s Power Generation Lead