sPower connects 60MW of PV projects to California grid

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The two PV projects have a combined generation capacity of 60MW and are located in Lancaster, California. Image: sPower

Independent renewable energy provider sPower and the city of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) announced Wednesday that two new large-scale PV projects have commenced operations.

The installations, developed, owned and operated by sPower, are the 40MW Elevation Solar C and the 20MW Western Antelope Blue Sky Ranch B solar farms — located in Lancaster, California. CPAU is purchasing all 60 megawatts of solar energy produced at the facilities under 25-year power purchase agreements.

Ed Shikada, assistant city manager and general manager of Utilities, said: The city is committed to delivering reliable, affordable and environmentally friendly power. Adding these solar projects to our diverse electric supply portfolio is in line with our sustainability values and helps us move closer to the ultimate goal of 100% carbon free electricity. I am also proud to say that through these long-term contracts, we continue to put our customers’ best financial interests first, as the rates we are paying for the energy are some of the lowest we have ever seen.”

Hans Isern, SVP of utility power marketing, added: “We are pleased to be able to support the city of Palo Alto’s goal of giving customers economical rates while adding to its carbon-neutral electric resources. The city has been an outstanding organization to work with. While we are always happy to connect new projects to the grid, we are especially proud of the fact that Elevation Solar C is sPower’s largest organic, self-generated PPA to date. It’s another key milestone for our company.”

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