While we were waiting for Santa, EDF Renewables North America signed a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with CleanPowerSF for a 100 megawatt (MWac) tranche of the Palen Solar site known as Maverick 6 Solar Project. The project expects to come online by the end of 2021 and deliver enough clean electricity annually to power 49,000 average California homes.
The Palen Solar site encompasses multiple solar projects located in Riverside County, California on 3,140 acres of federal lands within a Solar Energy Zone (SEZ) and Development Focus Area, managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The BLM completed the federal permitting process, issuing the project a Record of Decision (ROD) in October 2018.
PPAs awarded for the site to date are as follows:
Maverick 1: 125 MWac / 173 MWp with Southern California Edison
Maverick 5: 100 MWac / 136 MWp with Shell Energy North America
Maverick 6: 100 MWac / 136 MWp with CleanPowerSF
Maverick 7: 132 MWac / 179 MWp with Shell Energy North America
CleanPowerSF is a not-for-profit program operated by San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. The program launched in 2016 with a mission to provide San Francisco residents and businesses with the choice of having their electricity supplied from clean, renewable sources at competitive rates. CleanPowerSF now serves more than 376,000 customers in San Francisco. With a 96 percent participation rate, the program is popular among businesses and residents.
“We’re thrilled to support EDF Renewables’ Maverick 6 Solar Project and provide clean, safe and reliable energy to our customers in San Francisco,” said SFPUC General Manager Harlan L. Kelly, Jr. “By signing this agreement, we’ll make a significant investment in our clean energy future.”
— Solar Builder magazine