Times of San Diego
San Diego Community Power, the not-for-profit community choice energy program serving five cities in the San Diego region, entered into a power purchase agreement with an affiliate of RAI Energy International, it was announced Tuesday.
The project, the Vikings Energy Farm, is located in Imperial County and is an integrated 100 megawatt photovoltaic solar energy project with up to 150 MW/600 MWh of battery energy storage intended to provide San Diego Community Power with a 20-year supply of renewable energy, help meet peak summer demand, and support grid reliability.
Under the terms of the power purchase agreement with RAI Energy — a San Jose-based global renewable energy development company — Vikings Energy Farm project is intended to help SDCP power the equivalent of 50,000 homes.
“We are thrilled to be delivering on our promise to invest in projects that deliver more renewable energy to our customers and support regional jobs and economic development,” said Joe Mosca, Encinitas city councilman and chair of the SDCP board. “The Vikings Energy Farm project will provide clean energy when we need it most while supporting our goal of procuring 100% renewable energy to our customers by 2035 or sooner.”