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September 3, 2021

Sonrisa Solar Park – Battery Energy Storage System, US

By Carmen

The Sonrisa Solar Park – Battery Energy Storage System is a 40,000kW energy storage project located in Fresno, California, US.

The project was announced in 2019 and will be commissioned in 2022.

Description

The Sonrisa Solar Park – Battery Energy Storage System is being developed by EDP Renewables North America. The project is owned by EDP Renewables North America (100%), a subsidiary of EDP Renovaveis.

The key applications of the project are renewable energy integaration and electric energy time shift.

Contractors involved

EDP Renewables North America is the owner. EDP Renewables North America is the developer.

Additional information

The project is a part Oakland Clean Energy Initiative(OCEI). The OCEI aims to replace the 40-year-old “Oakland Power Plant,” in Jack London Square with clean energy resources. EDP Renewables North America LLC, has secured a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), with East Bay Community Energy (“EBCE”), to sell 100 MW of solar energy and 30 MW of energy storage from the Sonrisa Solar Park. EDP Renewables North America LLC, also signed a 20-year PPA, with San Jose Clean Energy, to sell 100 MW of solar energy and 10 MW of energy storage from the Sonrisa Solar Park. The project, that will now total 200 MW of solar energy and 40 MW of energy storage.

About EDP Renewables North America

EDP Renewables North America LLC (EDPR NA), formerly Horizon Wind Energy LLC, a subsidiary of EDP Renovaveis SA, is a renewable energy company that develops, operates and constructs wind farms and solar parks. The company’s wind farms include Blue Canyon Wind Farm, Elkhorn Valley Wind Farm, Lone Star Wind Farm, Lost Lake Wind Farm, Kittitas Valley Wind Farm, Madison Wind Farm, Meridian Way Wind Farm and Pioneer Prairie Wind Farm, among others. It also operates Lone Valley Solar Parks that supports sustainable energy generation. The company has operations throughout the US and Canada. EDPR NA is headquartered in Houston, Texas, the US.

Methodology

All publicly-announced energy storage projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects are sourced through secondary information sources such as country specific power players, company news and reports, statistical organisations, regulatory body, government planning reports and their publications and is further validated through primary from various stakeholders such as power utility companies, consultants, energy associations of respective countries, government bodies and professionals from leading players in the power sector.

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