Distributed Energy Resources

California Community Choice Aggregation Group Enters Geothermal Energy Agreement

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Fervo Energy and Clean Power Alliance (CPA) recently unveiled the execution of a 33-megawatt (MW) 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) that will provide geothermal power to CPA’s 32 member communities across both Los Angeles and Ventura counties, Calif.

CPA, a Community Choice Aggregation program, said it selected Fervo Energy to increase its carbon-free energy deployment in response to a 2021 California mandate requiring load-serving entities to procure 1,000 MW of non-weather-dependent, zero-emission baseload energy.

The project will dispatch 33 MW of baseload geothermal energy from Beaver County, Utah to California's regional grid, with expected operation in the second quarter of 2028.

Founded in 2017, CPA is the locally operated not-for-profit electricity provider for 30 cities across Los Angeles County and Ventura County, as well as the unincorporated areas of both counties.