sPower completes Sierra Solar project, which supplies Southern California Edison

sPower announced Dec. 1 that its 22.5-MW Sierra Solar project, its first in Los Angeles County, has been completed and has started operation, delivering energy to Southern California Edison (SCE) under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA).

“This important milestone is another renewable energy success story for the Antelope Valley. It is a result of a years-long collaborative effort from everyone involved – from LA County’s Department of Regional Planning to Lancaster landowners to SCE to our EPC partner,” said sPower CEO Ryan Creamer. “It is exciting to see the project become fully operational, and we look forward to continuing to foster an ongoing relationship with LA County.”

sPower on May 26 had announced that it had broken ground on this project. The EPC contract was awarded to Rosendin Electric.

Headquartered in Salt Lake City, with offices in San Francisco, Long Beach and New York City, sPower is a leading independent power producer that owns and/or operates more than 150 utility and commercial distributed electrical generation systems across the United States and the United Kingdom. With greater than 1.7 GW between construction and pipeline, sPower is actively buying select renewable assets in virtually any stage of development in North America and the UK. sPower is a portfolio company of Fir Tree Partners, a global investment fund.

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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.