California utilities seek energy storage-enabled resilient microgrid and island power projects

Energy Storage News

Community choice aggregator (CCA) Clean Power Alliance (CPA) has issued a request for offers (RFO) for developers to build power resiliency backup systems in communities in Southern California.

The CCA, a non-profit community-owned utility, is seeking the projects through its Power Ready programme whereby solar-plus-storage systems are installed at buildings which serve as critical public facilities during outages. The risk of outages has grown with increased wildfires and ageing infrastructure in the state.

The initial phase of the programme seeks to have the backup power systems installed at 12 public buildings in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. It will contract with developers on a 20-year build-own-operate model and said it is providing the programme at no cost to participating communities, it announced this week (17 January).

The deadline for project proposals is less than a month away, 10 February 2023, with power purchase agreements (PPAs) set to be signed towards the end of the year. See the CPA’s information page for more details.

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