Potelco Inc., a subsidiary of Quanta Services Inc. based in Sumner, Wash., will be an equity partner and contractor for the design and construction of a proposed photovoltaic (PV) solar project located 90 miles east of Seattle. Teanaway Solar Reserve and Potelco will negotiate a contract for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the 75MW solar facility, which is expected to be the largest PV solar project in the Pacific Northwest to date and provide enough power for 45,000 households.
Once the project is ready to commence, Potelco plans to hire locally and provide the training necessary to complete the entire range of jobs required for installation of the 400,000 solar panels. The installation is expected to create an estimated 225 jobs during a two-year construction period, including groundmen, linemen, electricians, operators, engineers, project managers. Houston-based Quanta has also worked on utility-scale PV projects in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Jersey, Nevada and North Carolina.