California Choice Energy Authority (CalChoice) has signed three power purchase agreements (PPAs) with Avangrid subsidiary Avangrid Renewables.
CalChoice will purchase the complete output from Avangrid Renewables’ 22.44MW Mountain View III windfarm that is located in Palm Springs, California, US.
The company will buy the output beginning in 2021 on behalf of its members Apple Valley Choice Energy (AVCE), the Rancho Mirage Energy Authority (RMEA), and Lancaster Choice Energy (LCE).
The wind farm generates nearly 70,000MWh of clean power per year, which is sufficient to power more than 8,000 homes in the region annually.
Avangrid Renewables Renewable Origination and Strategies vice-president Diana Scholtes said: “Helping communities in Southern California deliver locally-generated clean energy is an inspiring market development that CalChoice has helped enable.
“Our diverse asset fleet, paired with Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) programmes, permits us to offer flexible, customer-driven products to cities and counties seeking competitive, clean energy solutions.”
The deal will enable AVCE, LCE and RMEA to offer renewable energy to their customers. The windfarm is located adjacent to RMEA’s service territory and relatively close to the LCE and AVCE customer bases.
CalChoice members will continue to offer voluntary service options to their customers using the Mountain View III windfarm output.
CalChoice executive director Jason Caudle said: “CalChoice is excited to partner with Avangrid Renewables in purchasing locally produced wind energy.
“We are committed to pursuing clean, locally situated energy supply options for our members, and the Mountain View III windfarm was a perfect fit in this regard. We look forward to working with Avangrid Renewables during the upcoming ten-year delivery period.”