Distributed Energy Resources

California CCA contracts for 300 MW of wind power

Clean Power Alliance (CPA), a California community choice aggregator, has signed a power purchase agreement for a new utility-scale wind turbine project.

The project, which was approved by CPA’s Board of Directors at a board meeting in early October, calls for the CCA to contract for 300 megawatts from the White Hills Wind project in Arizona, with an expected output of 830,000 MWh/year.

It is located near Hoover Dam and will be owned and operated by a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC. The project is set to come online in December 2020 with a 20-year term contract.

The project will enable CPA to lower costs and comply with state renewable energy mandates in a cost effective and expeditious manner given its 2020 online date, CPA said.

CPA said that the White Hills Wind project complements several other recently signed long-term contracts for solar, wind, and hydroelectric projects.

CPA will also be launching a 2019 Clean Energy request for offers in the Fall, which will have tracks for utility-scale projects as well as smaller distributed energy projects, the latter of which would be located exclusively in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

CPA serves approximately three million customers and one million customer accounts across 31 communities throughout Southern California including unincorporated Los Angeles County, unincorporated Ventura County and 29 cities.

Association offers new CCA program membership category

The American Public Power Association has initiated a new category of membership for community choice aggregation programs.