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EDF, Southern California Public Power Authority Enter 20-Year PPA Tied to Solar Project

EDF Renewables North America on March 21 announced a 20-year power purchase agreement with Southern California Public Power Authority for the energy and renewable attributes from the 117-megawatt Sapphire Solar project. 

Sapphire Solar is guaranteed to begin delivery of energy to SCPPA’s participating members, Anaheim, Pasadena and Vernon, by December 31, 2026. Along with the solar production, SCPPA reserves the option to a four-hour battery energy storage system. Sapphire Solar will be located in Riverside County on private land.

In early 2021, EDF Renewables North America announced the completion and commercial operation of two solar projects, one of which is supplying energy and renewable attributes to SCPPA under a 25-year renewable energy credit plus index structure contract.

SCPPA is a Joint Powers Authority, created in 1980, for the purpose of providing joint planning, financing, construction, and operation of transmission and generation projects. Comprised of eleven municipal utilities and one irrigation district, SCPPA’s members serve more than 5 million Californians (2 million customers) across a service area of 7,000 square miles. SCPPA members supply 16% of California’s power.