California's CPA to award 15-year PPAs to more renewables, storage

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October 25 (Renewables Now) - Southern California electricity provider Clean Power Alliance (CPA) is seeking proposals for the supply of electricity from large-scale and distributed generation renewable power projects.

CPA on Tuesday launched a Request for Offers (RfO) for power purchase agreements (PPAs) in the two separate categories. Interested parties will be able to submit their offers by November 22.

The first category, the “utility-scale track”, is open to Renewables Portfolio Standard-eligible projects, with or without battery storage, with capacities between 10 MW and 400 MW. The proposed power plants have to be switched on by the end of 2023.

The distributed category, meanwhile, targets renewables, renewables-plus-storage and standalone storage projects in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. These have to have a capacity of between 500 kW and 10 MW to bid. Only front-of-metre projects will be considered, with a commissioning date before end-2024.

CPA will sign 15-year PPAs with the winning projects. The contract negotiations and PPA signings are expected to take place in the first half of 2020.

Ascend Analytics is managing the RfO process on behalf of CPA.

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