EDF secures Californian solar PPA

Mar 22, 2023 11:47 AM ET
  • 20-year deal with the Southern California Public Power Authority to offtake from its 117MW Sapphire project
EDF secures Californian solar PPA
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EDF Renewables North America has actually secured a 20-year PPA with Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA) for the 117MW Sapphire Solar project.

Sapphire Solar is ensured to start shipment of carbon-free power to SCPPA's Participating Members, Anaheim, Pasadena and also Vernon, by December 31 2026, EDF claimed.

Under the arrangement, in addition to the solar manufacturing, SCPPA gets the alternative to a 59 MWac x 4-hour battery power storage system.

Sapphire Solar, located in Riverside County on exclusive land, anticipates to create roughly 250 jobs during the construction phase with more than US$ 253m created in new tax obligation revenue over the operating life for straining entities.

Vice president, west origination and also power advertising for EDF Renewables, Sohinaz Sotoudeh said: "We are very pleased to build upon our effective collaboration with SCPPA, launched in 2010, and most lately with the 2018 Desert Harvest II transaction, to bring even more renewable energy online on behalf of their decarbonization dedication for member areas.

" We look forward to future possibilities to additional breakthrough carbon-free energy for California."

Michael Webster, executive director of SCPPA, added: "Sapphire Solar will supply 117MWac of solar capacity and a 59MWac/236 MWh battery power storage space system (BESS) to our growing eco-friendly and also energy storage resource mix.

" This project will help our Participating SCPPA Members fulfill and also exceed renewable resource as well as resource competence needs, while at the same time reducing expenses and also keeping integrity."

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