Calif. CCA significantly expands solar, wind commitment

American Public Power Association

CleanPowerSF, the community choice renewable energy program operated by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), has significantly expanded its commitment to new solar and wind projects in California, the SFPUC said on Dec. 20. The San Francisco PUC has entered into three new long-term power agreements with Maverick Solar 6, Blythe Solar IV, and Terra-Gen that will expand wind and solar power procurement starting in 2020. Maverick Solar 6, a 100-megawatt solar photovoltaic power plant to be built near Desert Center east of Palm Springs, will begin delivering power under a 20-year agreement in December 2021. It will be developed by EDF Renewables. Blythe Solar IV, a 62-MW solar photovoltaic power plant to be built in Blythe, California, will also begin delivering power under a 20-year agreement with CleanPowerSF next fall. The project will be developed by NextEra Energy Resources. In addition to these new solar commitments, CleanPowerSF will increase the amount of wind power it will purchase from Terra-Gen LLC’s new Voyager Wind IV facility from 47 to 110 MW. Located in Kern County, California, the project will begin generating wind power for CleanPowerSF in winter 2020. Wind power delivered under this agreement will account for about 10 percent of CleanPowerSF’s supply mix. https://www.publicpower.org/periodical/article/calif-cca-significantly-expands-solar-wind-commitment