Following a aggressive solicitation, the Southwest Public Power Agency Inc. (SPPA) has signed a power buy settlement (PPA) with a BrightNight three way partnership (JV) for the supply of 300 MW of solar energy and 600 MWh of battery storage power.
This is the biggest renewable power buy in SPPA’s operational historical past and can provide 21 of SPPA’s constituent members.
Power shall be equipped from BrightNight’s Box Canyon undertaking situated in Pinal County, Ariz., held collectively with BrightNight’s JV accomplice, Cordelio Power.
The undertaking not too long ago accomplished its last main allowing milestones and is anticipated to start operation in 2025.
“SPPA is proud to supply its members with safe, reliable and affordable electricity from an industry-leading renewable power project,” says Dennis Delaney, SPPA’s undertaking supervisor. “BrightNight was able to understand our long-term goals and propose a solution to meet the needs of our members and their customers, while remaining cost-effective.”
BrightNight makes a speciality of utility-scale dispatchable power and leveraged its in-house optimization expertise to evaluate SPPA’s wants and ship a value-creating resolution that goes past the expertise configuration within the authentic RFP. BrightNight developed the Box Canyon undertaking as a part of their three way partnership with Cordelio Power, which owns and develops renewable power services throughout North America and is wholly owned by the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board.
“Our partnership with SPPA is emblematic of our customer-centric approach that delivers solutions that go beyond customer expectations,” states BrightNight CEO Martin Hermann. “We’re excited to deliver reliable, dispatchable, renewable power to SPPA and applaud SPPA for their leadership in providing cost-effective, long-term, clean power to its members and their customers.” The Box Canyon undertaking is anticipated to offer roughly one-third of SPPA’s peak capability wants and 19-21% of SPPA’s energy wants.