Salt Lake City-based sPower announced May 17 that Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) recently awarded the leading renewable energy provider 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) contracts for three new solar projects in California.
The sPower firm is also known as the Sustainable Power Group.
The three facilities, named Bayshore A, B and C, located in Lancaster, California will be constructed and commissioned in 2017. The Bayshore units are part of what was formally known as the Big Sky Solar Project.
When fully operational, the Bayshore cluster will generate enough renewable energy to power more than 11,000 Californian homes and is expected to reduce carbon emissions by 124,000 metric tons annually.
“We are excited to expand our relationship with PG&E to a total of more than 100 megawatts of solar, helping PG&E to achieve their goals of delivering safe, reliable, clean energy to their customers,” said Ryan Creamer, sPower CEO. “We admire PG&E’s leadership in clean power transformation efforts and are pleased to be able to be a part of the process.”
California renewable portfolio standard policy requires utilities to source a third of their electricity from renewable sources by 2020. Earlier this year, PG&E announced that they are well ahead of schedule, having already reached nearly 30% – maintaining the utility’s position as a national front-runner in greenhouse gas reductions.
sPower is a leading independent power producer (IPP) that owns and/or operates more than 150 utility and commercial distributed electrical generation systems across the U.S. and the UK. With 4.0 gigawatts between operating, construction and pipeline, sPower is actively buying select utility-scale renewable assets in virtually any stage of development in the United States.