New deal to light Southern California for 25 years


Southern California Public Power Authority has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with independent power producer EDF Renewables North America for the provision of electricity for 25 years from 2020.

Under the PPA, the independent power producer (IPP) will generate electricity at its new 70MW Desert Harvest 11 Solar photovoltaic plant and provide members of SCCPPA in Anaheim, Burbank and Vernon cities.

The solar plant, which is integrated with a 35MW, 4-hour energy storage system will provide enough clean energy to power up to 35,000 average California homes.

The use of clean energy from the plant is equivalent to avoiding more than 173,000 metric tons of carbon emissions annually, or removing greenhouse gas emissions from 37,000 passenger vehicles driven over a period of one year.

SCPPA’s executive director, Mike Webster, states “EDF Renewable’s Desert Harvest II Solar Project will help to allow our participating member utilities to be on track to achieve their renewable production goals of 40% by the end of 2024.”

The project will provide consumers with affordable electricity.

EDF Renewables developed the solar plant in Riverside County using funding secured from Morgan Stanley Corporation Group.