Southern California Ed seeks okay to buy power from hydro facility

A Southern California Edison application for approval of a power purchase agreement with a small hydroelectric facility will be up for a vote at the Dec. 3 meeting of the California Public Utilities Commission.

Said the resolution that the commission members will be voting on: “This resolution approves cost recovery for the long-term renewable energy power purchase agreement between SCE and TKO Power, LLC (South Bear Creek) for the Bear Creek Hydroelectric Project. The Bear Creek Hydroelectric Project is an existing [renewable portfolio standard] resource that is located near Shingletown, California. The Bear Creek Hydroelectric Project will interconnect with the California Independent System Operator-control system. The power purchase agreement is approved without modification.”

On Sept. 22, the utility requested commission review and approval of this 15-year renewable energy PPA with TKO. The PPA resulted from SCE’s 2014 RPS solicitation and was executed in June 2015. Pursuant to the PPA, RPS-eligible generation will be purchased from the Bear Creek Hydroelectric Project (Bear Creek HP).

The Bear Creek HP facility has a capacity of approximately 2.8 MW. The expected annual generation to be purchased from the project is 9.7 Gigawatthours (GWh). This generation will count towards SCE’s RPS requirements in Compliance Period 2017-2020.

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