EDPR Secures 2nd PPA for its Solar + Storage Project in California

EDPR has agreed on a 20-year PPA with San José Clean Energy, to sell 100 MW of solar energy and 10 MW of energy storage from the Sonrisa Solar Park

EDPR PPA Solar Storage

EDP Renováveis (EDP Renewables, EDPR), a global leader in the renewable energy sector and one of the world’s largest wind energy producers, has announced that it has, through its fully owned subsidiary EDP Renewables North America LLC, reached an agreement on a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), with San José Clean Energy, to sell 100 MW of solar energy and 10 MW of energy storage from the Sonrisa Solar Park in California.

In June, the company had secured its first 20-year PPA with East Bay Community Energy (EBCE), to sell 100 MW of solar energy and 30 MW of energy storage from the California-based Solar Park.

The Sonrisa Solar Park project, which is expected to commence operations in 2022, is located in the state of California and will be EDPR’s first large scale renewable project with storage. The combination of solar with energy storage system was designed to increase efficiency and provide greater balance in energy supply.

The project, that will now total 200 MW of solar energy and 40 MW of energy storage, is located in the U.S. state of California and is expected to start operations in 2022.

With this new agreement, the renewable arm of the Portuguese power utility has now secured 1.8 GW of long-term energy agreements in the U.S. for projects to be installed through 2022. Given this new PPA, it has now contracted 47 percent of the ~7.0 GW targeted global capacity build-out for the 2019-2022 period, as communicated in the company’s strategic update on March 12, 2019. 

In April, the company announced that it will deploy its largest solar photovoltaic farm with energy storage in Portugal. The company signed an agreement with battery maker Exide Technologies. It provides for the deployment of two photovoltaic solar production units, with a total capacity of 3.8 MW, for self-consumption in its facilities in Castanheira do Ribatejo and Azambuja.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.