EDF Renewables to Supply 117 MWac of Solar Energy to California Utility

Mar 23, 2023 11:16 AM ET
  • In addition to the solar production, SCPPA reserves the option to a 59 MWac x 4-hour BESS.
  • The Sapphire solar project of EDF Renewables is anticipated to generate 375,800 MWh of clean power annually.

Renewable resource titan EDF Renewables North America has revealed a 20-year PPA with Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA) for the energy as well as renewable attributes associated with the 117 MWac/148 MWdc Sapphire Solar project.

EDF Renewables claimed that Sapphire Solar is assured to begin shipment of carbon-free electrical energy to SCPPA's Participating Members-- Anaheim, Pasadena and also Vernon-- by December 31, 2026.

In addition to the solar manufacturing, SCPPA reserves the option to a 59 MWac x 4-hour battery energy storage system, mentioned the official statement of EDF Renewables.

The solar energy project, located in Riverside County on personal land, expects to develop about 250 jobs during the building stage with more than $253 million generated in new tax revenue over the operating life for taxing entities. EDF Renewables will certainly create clean power while minimizing impacts to wildlife, habitat, as well as other ecological resources.

Sohinaz Sotoudeh, Vice President-- West Origination as well as Power Marketing for EDF Renewables, said that the firm will bring extra renewable energy online in support of their decarbonization dedication for member communities in California.

" Sapphire Solar will provide 117 MWac of solar capacity and also a 59MWac/236 MWh battery power storage space system (BESS) to our growing renewable and also energy storage space resource mix," commented Michael Webster, Executive Director of SCPPA. "This project will certainly aid our Participating SCPPA Members fulfill and exceed renewable resource and source adequacy requirements, while at the same time lessening costs and maintaining reliability."

EDF Renewable preserves that the solar project is expected to generate 375,800 MWh of clean power annually, sufficient to meet the consumption of over 58,000 ordinary California homes. This is equivalent to avoiding over 266,000 statistics tons of carbon (CO ₂) emissions annually which stands for the greenhouse gas exhausts from over 57,000 passenger vehicles driven throughout one year2.

EDF Renewables has in its portfolio 16 gigawatts of wind, solar, as well as storage projects that have actually been established. The company also provides integrated energy services from grid-scale power to electric vehicle billing.

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