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Nov 6, 2014 - US utility Southern California Edison (SCE) said yesterday it has sealed power purchase agreements (PPAs) for 2,221 MW of natural gas and renewable energy capacity.
Seeking to meet rising demand for electricity, the power provider organised a competitive process that gathered over 1,800 final offers. The winning proposals include energy efficiency, demand response and solar power projects. The contracted capacity will account for about 10% of SCE’s current total customer peak usage and is expected to be enough to supply about 950,000 average households.
As part of the initiative, utility NRG Energy Inc (NYSE:NRG) will build a 2-MWh battery storage facility, install 178 MW of demand response and energy efficiency systems and repower a 262-MW natural gas plant. In addition, Stem Inc will develop an 85-MW behind-the-meter energy storage project in the Western Los Angeles Basin.
The PPAs need to receive the green light by the California Public Utilities Commission.
SCE is part part of Edison International (NYSE:EIX).
Veselina Petrova is one of Renewables Now's most experienced green energy writers. For several years she has been keeping track of game-changing events both large and small projects and across the globe.