Fervo signs new geothermal PPA with CCAs in California
Geothermal power facility. Source: Fervo Energy.
A group of nine California-based community choice aggregators (CCAs) have agreed to buy 24/7 carbon-free geothermal power from 20 MW of capacity developed and owned by Fervo Energy.
The US geothermal projects developer said on Thursday that it signed a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Desert Community Energy (DCE), Clean Energy Alliance (CEA), and California Choice Energy Authority (CalChoice) on behalf of the Town of Apple Valley, the City of Lancaster, the City of Pomona, the City of Pico Rivera, the City of Rancho Mirage, the City of Santa Barbara, and the City of San Jacinto.
The contract will help these nine counterparties meet the clean power requirements under the 2021 State of California mandate, which calls for load-serving entities to procure 1 GW of non-weather-dependent, zero-emissions energy, Fervo noted. The company will dispatch electricity from its site in Beaver County, Utah, which is seen to become operational in the second quarter of 2026.
The announcement comes a month after Fervo unveiled a similar PPA for 33 MW of baseload carbon-free geothermal energy with another Southern California electricity provider, namely Clean Power Alliance (CPA).