Ivanpah scale has required the cooperation of a number of players. Brightsource Energy is running the show with the power plant owner NRG Energy (NRG: NYSE). Google (GOOG: Nasdaq) is a ‘relatively’ silent third owner that sent a ‘relatively’ impressive check for $168 million. It is has taken big players like NRG and Google to get Ivanpah up and running. The project has run up a tab close to $2.2 billion.