Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) has broken ground on a 200MW Wright solar project in California’s Central Valley.
Peninsula Clean Energy has signed a 25 year power purchase agreement with Wright Solar Park to buy the electricity generated from the plant, after it reaches commercial operations. It will supply the electricity to its customers in San Mateo County.
Peninsula Clean Energy CEO Jan Pepper said “This is a huge step for Peninsula Clean Energy and our customers. The Wright Solar project moves us toward our goal of providing all customers with 100% renewable power by 2025.
“This long-term contract locks in the price we pay for electricity, which helps ensure that our rates will remain low. The size of the project is unique for a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) and positions PCE as a leader in the industry.”
When operational, the plant is expected to generate enough green electricity to be supplied to over 100,000 San Mateo County households.
The Wright solar project is owned by Centaurus Renewable Energy and the construction and operations of the solar plant are being managed by Clēnera. Responsibility of the plant construction has been handed over to Swinerton Renewable Energy.
Based in Boise, Idaho, Clenera is an end-to-end utility-scale solar development and asset management service provider. Swinerton Renewable Energy offers engineering, procurement, construction for solar photovoltaic plants throughout North America
Peninsula Clean Energy is a Community Choice Aggregation entity in California. PCE began its services in October 2016 and supplies electricity to all of San Mateo County.
Swinerton Renewable Energy president George Hershman said: “An investment in solar energy provides value to American consumers and their communities on a local, state, and national level.
“Our team is proud to partner with Peninsula Clean Energy and Clēnera to bring affordable, clean power and hundreds of local jobs to California’s Central Valley.”