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Clean Power Alliance approves first solar + storage project in its territory

sPower developed the 62.5-MW Antelope DSR 1 solar project in Lancaster, California. Credit: sPower

Retail energy provider, Clean Power Alliance (CPA) announced today that its board  approved a new solar plus storage project, CPA’s first renewable energy project to be installed within its service territory. The Estrella project will be built by sPower and add 56 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy capacity and 28 MW/112 MWh of battery storage in the Antelope Valley area of unincorporated Los Angeles County.  

 The project will generate enough electricity to serve 1.4% of CPA’s electrical load under a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA). The project will create approximately 200 construction jobs through a 5-trade project labor agreement and operations will begin in December 2022, said the company. 

CPA recently released its 2020 Clean Energy Request for Offers, with offers due November 20th. CPA is soliciting offers for long-term clean energy PPAs with an eye towards diversifying its renewable energy sources, adding long-duration storage, and securing structured products to deliver energy at specific key times.  

“Today we make good on our promise to invest locally, said Ted Bardacke, Executive Director, Clean Power Alliance. “Clean energy projects like Estrella build resilience and create jobs in the communities CPA serves and we look forward to building more projects that improve reliability and boost our economy.” 

“sPower is excited to grow our partnership with CPA, through this second contract after Luna Storage,” said Trupti Kalbag, Director of Power Marketing at sPower. “This project will provide substantial benefits to the local community, including employing Los Angeles County union workers and will add to sPower’s growing operating portfolio in California of more than 1200 megawatts.”