California CCAs eye PPAs for 1 TWh of renewable power

Solar array in California. Author: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic.

August 3 (Renewables Now) - Power companies San Jose Clean Energy and Peninsula Clean Energy are jointly seeking proposals to buy 1 million MWh of renewable power annually in California.

The community choice aggregators (CCAs) have issued a joint request for offers and announced their readiness to sign power purchase agreements (PPAs) for at least 10 years, they said on Tuesday. The contracted power, which will be enough to supply around 200,000 homes per year, must come from new renewable energy or renewable energy-plus-battery storage capacity planned to go online before end-2024.

Interested parties can submit proposals by September 4.

San Jose Clean Energy and Peninsula Clean Energy supply electricity to around 1.7 million people in the City of San Jose and San Mateo County, with each of them offering over 45% renewable energy to their clients. The latest competition aims to support their long-term procurement goals.

Peninsula Clean Energy has contracted for 550 MW of clean energy capacity and targets 100% renewable power supply by 2025. San Jose Clean Energy, meanwhile, has invested in 262 MW of solar and 10 MW of battery storage. 

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