EDF Renewables North America (EDFR) and Clean Power Alliance (CPA) have announced they have signed a 15-year PPA for the Desert Quartzite Solar-plus-Storage project in Riverside County, California, USA. The project will consist of a 300 MW solar project coupled with a 600 MWh battery energy storage system, and it is scheduled to begin delivery to CPA’s customers throughout Los Angeles and Ventura Counties in February 2024.
The project will use horizontal single-axis tracking solar PV technology and is expected to create over 800 construction jobs.
Ted Bardacke, Executive Director at Clean Power Alliance, said: “The clean reliable energy we will receive from the Desert Quartzite facility fits perfectly within our mission to improve the lives and environment of our customers and communities. Our Board has identified solar-plus-storage as being key to our continued growth and a means to further improve reliability for our millions of customers. This project will also create many more green jobs here in Southern California.”