Sonoma, Luminia Signal PPA for Solar+Power Storage Mission in California

Dale A. Vander Woude Luminia

Luminia and Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) have signed a power buy settlement (PPA) for the event of an 11.6 MW AC solar plus 32 MWh battery storage undertaking in Sonoma, Calif. Construction of the 75-acre undertaking is predicted within the second half of 2023 in southern Sonoma County, tying into a close-by electrical substation.

“Deploying reliable solar and storage projects with community choice aggregators like Sonoma Clean Power reinforces renewable energy as the new standard in our daily energy lives,” states Dale A. Vander Woude, chief funding officer of Luminia. “We formed an excellent team with Kenwood Investments to provide Sonoma Clean Power with a solution for its resource adequacy demand, which is what brought this important project to fruition in Sonoma County.”

In addition to the PPA, Luminia and Kenwood Investments LLC are managing the late-stage growth of the undertaking. Once accomplished, SCP will dispatch the 100% renewable, domestically generated electrical energy to its EverGreen premium service prospects all through Sonoma and Mendocino counties. The 11.6 MW AC solar PV system additionally consists of 32 MWh of lithium-ion battery storage that may distribute saved solar power throughout the grid throughout peak night hours.

“Our mission is to make cleaner electricity accessible to our customers by putting the power to procure energy in the hands of local communities,” says Deb Emerson, managing director of procurement for Sonoma Clean Power. “With this solar and storage project we can provide renewable energy on-demand, regardless of the time of day, and promote 100 percent carbon-free energy generated right here in Sonoma County.”

EverGreen makes use of solar and geothermal power from services situated completely in Sonoma and Mendocino counties.

“It is an honor to work with Sonoma Clean Power, County stakeholders and Luminia on this important solar project for the Sonoma community,” feedback Darius Anderson, managing member of Kenwood Investments.

SCP issued a request for proposals in June 2021 in response to the board’s request to obtain extra native renewable sources for EverGreen. The corporations then entered into an exclusivity settlement for the undertaking in November 2021.

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