ENERGY STORAGE

EDF & SCPPA agree 20-year US solar-storage PPA

February 28, 2024

EDF Renewables North America has announced a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA) for a portion of the Bonanza Solar and Storage project.

The PPA covers carbon-free electricity generated by 125 MWac of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity and 65 MW of capacity from a four-hour battery energy storage system (BESS), which are “guaranteed to begin delivery” to SCPPA’s participating members – Pasadena Water & Power and Azusa Light & Water – by the end of 2028, a statement said.

In total, the Bonanza Solar and Storage project, located in Clark County, Nevada, will have a tcapacity of 300 MWac solar PV along with a 195 MW four-hour BESS.

Located on federal land in the southern Nevada desert, the project expects to create approximately 500 jobs during the peak construction phase.

“We are delighted to extend our successful partnership with SCPPA, which has been ongoing for over a decade, to expand the availability of renewable energy and support their decarbonization commitment for member communities,” said Sohinaz Sotoudeh, vice president – west origination and power marketing for EDF Renewables. “We look forward to future opportunities that will advance SCPPA’s goals of achieving carbon-free energy in Southern California.”

Michael Webster, SCPPA’s executive director, added: “Bonanza adds to SCPPA’s current portfolio of renewable energy projects, bringing the total to over 3,000 MWs that will be supplied through SCPPA to Southern California Public Power Utilities to support their transition to a carbon-free energy future.”