March 24, 2023
EDF Renewables North America inked a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA) for the energy and renewable attributes associated to the 117 MWac (148 MWdc) Sapphire Solar challenge.
Sapphire Solar is assured to start supply of carbon-free electrical energy to SCPPA’s taking part members, Anaheim, Pasadena and Vernon, by Dec. 31, 2026. In addition to the solar manufacturing, SCPPA reserves the choice to a 59 MWac x 4-hour (236 MWh) battery energy storage system (BESS).
Sapphire Solar, situated in Riverside County on non-public land, expects to create roughly 250 jobs throughout the building part with greater than $253 million generated in new tax income over the working life for taxing entities.
“We are very pleased to build upon our successful partnership with SCPPA, initiated in 2010, and most recently with the 2018 Desert Harvest II transaction, to bring more renewable energy online in support of their decarbonization commitment for member communities,” mentioned Sohinaz Sotoudeh, VP — West origination and power advertising for EDF Renewables. “We look forward to future opportunities to further advance carbon-free energy for California.”
In addition to its financial advantages for Riverside County, the challenge is anticipated to generate 375,800 MWh of fresh energy yearly.
“This project will help our participating SCPPA members meet and exceed renewable energy and resource adequacy requirements, while at the same time minimizing costs and maintaining reliability,” mentioned Michael Webster, govt director of SCPPA.
EDF Renewables, one of many largest renewable builders in North America, is dedicated to offering options to satisfy its prospects’ carbon-reduction targets. With 35 years of expertise and 16 GW of wind, solar and storage initiatives developed, the unbiased power producer gives built-in energy options from grid-scale power to electrical automobile charging.
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Tags: BESS, EDF Renewables North America, Southern California Public Power Authority, utility-scale