EDF Renewables North America and Shell Energy North America (US) LP (SENA) have signed a 15-year power purchase agreement related to a 132 MW AC tranche of the Palen Solar site known as the Maverick 7 Solar Project.
Palen Solar is located in Riverside County, Calif., on 3,140
acres of federal lands within a Solar Energy Zone (SEZ) and Development Focus
Area, managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The BLM completed
the federal permitting process, issuing the project a Record of Decision (ROD)
in October 2018.
“Palen Solar, with a total of 500 MW of solar capacity,
demonstrates EDF Renewables’ long-term commitment to solar development in
California. The project uniquely positions the company to help load-serving
entities meet their long-term carbon goals and obligations under California’s
Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) by offering smaller tranches at
industry-leading prices,” says Dai Owen, Vice President, Power Marketing, for
As the sole energy off-taker for the Maverick 7 Solar Project,
SENA will also purchase 100% of the environmental attributes, including the
renewable energy credits and capacity. This agreement builds on the previously
announced PPA between SENA and EDF Renewables for another tranche of the Palen
Solar Project in 2018.
Maverick 7 is expected to be completed by the end of 2021.
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