Leeward Renewable Energy developing a 102-MW solar + storage project in California
Peninsula clean energy entered into a 15-year solar + storage PPA related to: Leeward Renewable Energy‘s 102-MW Chaparral Solar Facility in Kern County, California. As part of the agreement, Peninsula Clean Energy will also purchase the energy and capacity of Chaparral’s 52-MW/208 MWh battery storage system.
Peninsula Clean Energy’s board of directors approved the PPA on September 25, the organization’s first to include a solar + storage project. The Chaparral project enables Peninsula Clean Energy to take another step toward its goal of providing 100% renewable energy generation to its customers in San Mateo County and the city of Los Banos.
“As we continue to increase the amount of solar, wind, geothermal and other clean generation, the storage capacity of this agreement is vital to ensure we get closer to our ultimate goal of providing 24/7 zero-emission renewable energy.” deliver to our customers. by 2025,” said Jan Pepper, CEO of Peninsula Clean Energy.
Construction of the facility will begin in December 2021 and the project is expected to begin supplying energy to Peninsula Clean Energy in December 2023. Leeward will own and operate the facility.
“Leeward is very excited to build on its partnership with Peninsula Clean Energy to bring affordable and reliable renewable energy to its clients and help the agency achieve its ambitious energy goals,” said Kathryn Arbeit, Leeward’s senior vice president of development. “This agreement represents another critical step forward in the region’s transition to shippable clean energy and also demonstrates Leeward’s growing solar and energy storage capabilities and growing footprint in California’s Antelope Valley.”
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