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SMUD Enters Agreement Tied to Solar and Energy Storage Project

Country Acres Clean Power LLC has entered into certain agreements in connection with a new solar and energy storage project under development located in Placer County, California. The agreements include a busbar power purchase agreement with California public power utility Sacramento Municipal Utility District.

The project is expected to have an installed capacity of 392 MWdc/344MWac of solar energy and 688 MWh of energy storage.

Under the PPA, Country Acres will sell the solar energy produced by the facility for a 30-year term and energy storage for a 20-year term.

In addition to the executed PPA, Country Acres has also entered into an interconnection agreement with SMUD.

Upon completion of the required permits, construction is expected to begin in 2024, with commercial operations commencing in 2026.

A key feature of the project is an agrivoltaic pilot program under which the project site will be jointly developed for both solar and agriculture to benefit surrounding properties.

The project was announced by Enlight Renewable Energy Ltd. Country Acres Clean Power is an affiliate of its subsidiary Clenera Holdings LLC, which is a subsidiary of Enlight Renewable Energy.