The San José’s Community Choice Aggregator (CCA) which known as San José Clean Energy (SJCE) and EDP Renewables SA (EDPR), through its wholly-owned subsidiary EDP Renewables North America LLC (EDPR NA), signed a 20-year energy purchase agreement (PPA) for 100 MW of new solar power capability and 10 MW of battery storage on the Sonrisa Solar Park this week in Fresno County, California. The mission is anticipated to be operational in 2022.
The PPA is the first of many SJCE expects to signal to meet customer demand for renewable power, which will total 2,000 GWh yearly by 2022, in response to the CCA. SJCE serves more than 328,000 residential and business customers and has a high participation rate (98.6%).
Through Community Alternative, native governments just like the City of San José purchase electricity from cleaner sources, whereas the investor-owned utility (PG&E, for San José) continues to deliver the electricity over their transmission and distribution infrastructure.
The Sonrisa Solar Park shall be EDPR’s first North American mission to incorporate each solar energy and battery storage. The project will convey economic benefits to the state by the use of jobs, tax payments, landowner and money spent in local communities mentioned EDPR.
SJCE’s default power mix GreenSource includes 45% renewable vitality – 6% more than PG&E’s standard combines – at 1% decrease rates. Customers can improve to SJCE TotalGreen service to receive 100% renewable energy. Nearly 1,000 customers have upgraded to TotalGreen.