Avangrid unveils PPAs for 22.4-MW Palm Springs wind farm

Wind turbines. Source: Avangrid Renewables (www.avangridrenewables.us)

August 21 (Renewables Now) - Avangrid Renewables LLC has signed three off-take deals with the California Choice Energy Authority (CalChoice) for the output of a 22.4-MW wind park in California.

The power purchase agreements (PPAs) cover the entire generation of the Mountain View III wind farm in Palm Springs, the subsidiary of Avangrid Inc (NYSE:AGR) said on Monday. Starting in 2021, CalChoice will buy the entire output of the plant on behalf of three of its members --  Apple Valley Choice Energy (AVCE), the Rancho Mirage Energy Authority (RMEA), and Lancaster Choice Energy (LCE). 

The term of the contracts is 10 years. According to the press statement, they will enable the three electric service providers to continue offering their customers the option to buy up to 100% renewables electricity from local and regional generating resource and thus facilitate the compliance with California’s renewable energy policy.

The Mountain View III wind park produces around 70,000 MWh of electricity annually, or enough to meet the demand of more than 8,000 typical local homes.

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