Building on a wave of robust renewable energy and storage sourcing, the Clean Power Alliance board approved a new Solar + storage project, CPA’s first renewable energy project to be installed in its service area. The Estrella project will be built by sPower and will add 56 MW of renewable energy capacity and 28 MW / 112 MWh of battery storage in the Antelope Valley area of unincorporated Los Angeles County.
The project will generate enough electricity to power 23,000 homes in Southern California with 100% carbon-free energy and to supply 1.4% of the electrical load from CPA under a 15-year PPA. The project will create around 200 construction jobs through a working agreement with 5 commercial projects. Operations will begin in December 2022.
CPA recently published its 2020 clean energy request, with bids due on November 20th. CPA is soliciting offers for long-term clean energy PPAs to diversify its renewable energy sources, add long-term storage and secure structured products for energy supply at certain key times.
“Today we keep our promise to invest locally,” said Ted Bardacke, executive director of the Clean Power Alliance. “Clean energy projects like Estrella are building resilience and creating jobs in the communities where CPA operates, and we look forward to developing more projects that will improve reliability and boost our economies.”
“SPower is pleased to expand our partnership with CPA with this second contract after Luna Storage,” said Trupti Kalbag, Director Power Marketing at sPower. “This project will bring significant benefits to the local community, including employing union workers in Los Angeles County and adding to sPower’s growing portfolio of operations in California of more than 1,200 MW.”
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