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Peninsula Clean Energy Will Receive 35 MW Of Geothermal Power Under PPA

Starting in July 2022, California community choice aggregator (CCA) Peninsula Clean Energy will receive 35 megawatts (MW) of geothermal power from The Geysers, a 725-MW complex run by Calpine Corporation and located 70 miles north of San Francisco.

The power purchase agreement is Peninsula Clean Energy’s first to involve geothermal.

The 15 geothermal power plants at The Geysers stretch across 45 acres in Sonoma and Lake Counties and are responsible for providing nearly one-tenth of the renewable power produced annually in California.

The geothermal power from The Geysers will bring Peninsula Clean Energy another step toward the CCA’s ultimate goal of providing 24/7 renewable power to its customers, it noted.

Peninsula Clean Energy is on track to deliver electricity that is 100 percent renewable by 2025 and has earned investment grade credit ratings from Moody’s and Fitch.

Peninsula Clean Energy is the official electricity provider for San Mateo County, Calif., and, beginning in 2022, for the City of Los Banos, Calif.

The American Public Power Association has initiated a new category of membership for CCA programs.