Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), which provides natural gas and electricity to most of the northern two-thirds of California, has recently announced that sPower, the renewable energy provider headquartered in Salt Lake City, has been awarded with 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) contracts for three new solar projects in this American State.
The three facilities, named Bayshore A, B and C, located in the municipality of Lancaster, California, it will be constructed and commissioned in 2017. The three facilities will have a total capacity of 60 MW.
When fully operational, the Bayshore cluster will generate enough clean, renewable energy to power more than 11,000 Californian homes and is expected to reduce carbon emissions by 124,000 metric tons annually.
California renewable portfolio standard policy requires utilities to source a third of their electricity from renewable sources by 2020. Earlier this year, PG&E announced that they are well ahead of schedule, having already reached nearly 30 percent, maintaining the utility’s position as a national front-runner in greenhouse gas reductions.
Ryan Creamer, sPower CEO, said:
“We are excited to expand our relationship with PG&E to a total of more than 100 megawatts of solar, helping PG&E to achieve their goals of delivering safe, reliable, clean energy to their customers. We admire PG&E’s leadership in clean power transformation efforts and are pleased to be able to be a part of the process.”