January 6 (Renewables Now) – Power supplier Peninsula Clean Energy has committed to procuring electricity from 245 MW of wind power capacity in California, it said on Tuesday.
Peninsula Clean, a community choice aggregator (CCA) for San Mateo County, California, has signed a seven-year extension contract to get electricity from the 150-MW Shiloh I wind park owned by Avangrid Renewables. The current agreement for power from the Solano County-located plant expires in December 2023.
Additionally, Peninsula Clean will receive 50% of the 130-MW Voyager II wind farm’s output through 2028. The wind park, installed near Mojave, is owned by Shell Energy North America US LP.
Last but not least, the CCA will get half of the expected production of a 60-MW wind park that a unit of NextEra Energy Resources will upgrade with newer hardware. The repowered Sky River plant in Kern County will be switched on by September 2021.
The three contracts will help Peninsula Clean achieve its goal of delivering emission-free renewable power by 2025. The agency says it currently supplies over 3,500 GWh of carbon-free electricity annually to its 295,000 customers.