Renewable energy leader Southern California Edison (SCE) has agreed to deals with various solar and geothermal producers that will see the company acquire more than 1500MW of renewable energy.
As part of the deal, SCE will gain around 1300MW of capacity by purchasing eight PV plants while also adding 225MW through the addition of an existing geothermal facility.
SCE is acquiring PV plants previously owned by companies such as Recurrent Energy, LLC (206MW), 8minutenergy Renewables, LLC (51MW), Copper Mountain Solar 4, LLC (94MW), Tribal Solar, LLC (310MW), 8minutenergy Renewables, LLC and Silver Ridge Power, LLC (154MW and 252MW), and Panoche Valley Solar, LLC (247MW).
Stuart R. Hemphill, senior vice president of power supply and operational services at SCE, said: “SCE is committed to continuing to bring renewable power resources to our customers and helping achieve California’s environmental goals. These agreements will help us maintain diversity in our renewable energy portfolio.”
The various deals are still subject to approval by the California Public Utilities Commission.
SCE is one of the largest providers of renewable energy in California, delivering 1,000,000,000kWh of PV energy to customers in 2013.