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Procurement of California wind projects by Peninsula Clean Energy

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Peninsula Clean Energy will procure the three California wind projects to supplement its solar generation portfolio growth. The projects have a capacity of 245MW and would help the company provide reliable green energy by 2025. The company says the extra […]

Peninsula Clean Energy will procure the three California wind projects to supplement its solar generation portfolio growth. The projects have a capacity of 245MW and would help the company provide reliable green energy by 2025. The company says the extra wind power production would be of significance as it would enable it to provide 24/7 renewable energy production within four years. The project’s acquisition would increase Peninsula Clean Energy’s power capacity to its 100MW Mustang Two Whirlaway projects and 200MW Wright Solar.

Jan Pepper, Peninsula Clean Energy CEO, said that for the company to achieve its 100% renewable energy goal, they must find other contributions from other sources such as wind energy. He added that the company is committed to ensuring that it provides its customers with clean, reliable, and affordable power. Senior vice president of development for NextEra Energy Resources, Matt Handel, said that they are happy working with Peninsula Clean Energy to bring clean and low-cost power to California residents. Pepper said that once the upgrading construction of this project is completed, the company’s partners would have an improved wind project that generates cost-effective and more efficient power.

The following are the three contracts that Peninsula Clean Energy has signed:

Shiloh I

This is a seven-year extension wind project that goes up to 2030. Its current term of five years will end in December 2023. It has a capacity of 150MW, and it’s based in Solano County and has Avangrid Renewables.

Voyager II

This is an eight-year wind project that goes through 2028. Its existing capacity is 130MW, located near Mojave; CA. Half of its capacity is generated at Shell Energy North America (U.S.), L.P.

Sky River

The project is expected to start its operations by September 2021. It will replace the current 157 turbines with 11 turbines in an effort to repower the existing facility for Peninsula Clean Energy’s segment. Half of 60MW will be repowered by NextExtra Energy Resources’ subsidiary close to Bakersfield in Kern County, CA.

Peninsula Clean Energy was founded in 2016, and it is a Community Choice Aggregation Agency. The company is the San Mateo County’s official electricity provider, and its mission is greenhouse gas emissions reduction in the entire county. As of now, it has over 295,000 customers who are evenly distributed across the county. The company provides over 3500GW hours annually of power.

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