EDF signs Southern California Ed to take power from 111-MW solar project

EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) announced April 6 the signing of a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement with Southern California Edison (SCE), with the 111.2-MW (ac) Valentine Solar Project to deliver clean electricity to SCE beginning in December 2019.

Located on approximately 1,260 acres of private land in Kern County’s Mojave Desert, Valentine Solar is adjacent to EDF RE’s Catalina Solar 2 Project, which is also contracted with SCE. Valentine will be made up of horizontal single-axis tracking solar photovoltaic (PV) technology.

“EDF Renewable Energy is pleased to once again partner with Southern California Edison to bring affordable solar energy to SCE’s customers, through the Valentine Solar Project,” said Dai Owen, Director, Power Marketing.

EDF Renewable Energy is one of the largest renewable energy developers in North America with 7.8 gigawatts of wind, solar, biomass, and biogas projects developed throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. EDF Renewable Energy specializes in wind and solar photovoltaic with presence in other segments of the renewable energy market: storage, biogas, biomass, hydro, and marine energy. It is a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, the renewable energy arm of the EDF group, the leading electricity company in the world.

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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.