sPower bags three PPA solar contracts in California

17 May 2016 (Last Updated May 17th, 2016 18:30)

US-based renewable energy provider sPower has received contracts from utility Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) for three solar projects in Californi

US-based renewable energy provider sPower has received contracts from utility Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) for three solar projects in California.

Named Bayshore A, B, and C, the projects are located in the Californian city of Lancaster and have been awarded under a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).

To be commissioned next year, they are expected to reduce carbon emissions by 124,000 metric tons every year.

When fully operational, the facilities will have the capacity to produce renewable energy to power over 11,000 homes.

"When fully operational, the facilities will have the capacity to produce renewable energy to power over 11,000 homes."

sPower chief executive officer Ryan Creamer said: "We are excited to expand our relationship with PG&E to a total of more than 100MW of solar, helping them achieve their goals to deliver safe, reliable, clean energy to their customers.

"We admire PG&E's leadership in clean power transformation efforts and are pleased to be able to be a part of the process."

Headquartered in Salt Lake City in Utah, sPower helps generate hundreds of job opportunities, which benefits the local community.

The company also supplies renewable energy at affordable, cost-effective prices.

By 2020, all Californian utilities will have to obtain one-third of their electricity from different renewable sources.