California community group signs PPA for EDF’s 300MW Desert Quartzite solar-plus-storage project

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Clean Power Alliance, a community energy provider in California, has signed a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with EDF Renewables for a large-scale solar-plus-storage project’s output.

The renewables arm of French utility multinational EDF is building the Desert Quartzite Solar-plus-Storage power plant in California’s Riverside County, in an area designated a Solar Energy Zone (SEZ) by the Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Desert Quartzite will combine 300MW of horizontal single-axis tracking solar PV with a 600MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) and is expected to be commissioned in February 2024. The BESS allows electricity generated during solar peak production during the daytime to be dispatched later when it’s most needed.

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