SunEdison enters 20-MW PPA with City of Riverside, Calif.

SunEdison on Nov. 29 said it has signed a new 25-year power purchase agreement to deliver 20 MW to Riverside Public Utilities, the municipal electric utility of the City of Riverside, California.

The company said it will construct the 20-MW North Lake I Solar plant on previously disturbed land owned by the Metropolitan Water District near the Diamond Valley Lake reservoir in western Riverside County.

SunEdison plans to begin construction on the project in 2014 and begin delivering power in 2015.

In addition, SunEdison said it received three PPAs totaling 48 MW from Southern California Edison (SCE), and one 18.5 MW PPA from San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) under the Renewable Auction Mechanism (RAM) program.

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved the SCE contracts effective Oct. 31, and is currently reviewing the SDG&E contract. The RAM program requires that projects start operating 24 months after CPUC approval.

SunEdison is a subsidiary of MEMC Electronic Materials.