California PUC approves Southern California Edison deals for two solar projects

The California Public Utilities Commission at its March 12 meeting approved a resolution that allows cost recovery for two long-term renewable energy power purchase agreements (PPAs) between Southern California Edison (SCE) and two companies; Recurrent Energy LLC for its Tranquillity project, and 8minutenergy LLC for its Borden Solar Farm project.

A vote sheet from the March 12 meeting shows that the resolution got a unanimous approval. Both PPAs were executed through SCE’s 2013 renewable portfolio standard (RPS) solicitation.

  • Under the 15-year Tranquillity PPA, RPS-eligible generation will be purchased from the proposed Tranquillity facility. The Tranquillity facility is to be located in Fresno County and have a capacity of approximately 206 MW. Under this PPA, SCE is to begin purchasing generation beginning Dec. 1, 2019. The expected annual generation to be purchased is 555 gigaWatt-hours (GWh). This generation could count towards SCE’s RPS requirements in Compliance Period 2017-2020.
  • Under the 20-year Borden PPA, RPS-eligible generation will be purchased from the proposed Borden Solar Farm facility. The Borden facility is to be located in Madera County and have a capacity of approximately 51.3 MW. Under the Borden PPA, SCE is to begin purchasing generation beginning June 1, 2020. The expected annual generation to be purchased is 125 GWh. This generation could count towards SCE’s RPS requirements in Compliance Period 2017-2020.
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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.