sPower signs a deal with PG&E for three 20 MW solar projects

sPower signs a deal

sPower has signed a power purchase agreements (PPAs) with Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) for its forthcoming Californian solar projects.

The independent power producer, sPower will construct and commission three PV facilities (20 MW each) dubbed Bayshore A, B, and C over the course of 2017 in Lancaster, California.

These three solar power plants will generate enough solar energy to meet the power needs of 11,000 local households.

sPower CEO Ryan Creamer in a statement said “we admire PG&E’s leadership in clean power transformation efforts, and are pleased to be able to be a part of the process.”

As per California renewable portfolio standard policy, utilities operating in the state must source one-third of their electricity from renewable sources by 2020.

PG&E has already reached around 30% renewable capacity, and have storage contracts worth 75 MW on the table.

Last year PG&E launched its SolarCARE program to encourage communities to adopt solar power wherever possible.

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