Clean Power Alliance (CPA) has approved a new solar plus storage project, CPA’s first renewable energy project to be installed within its service territory.
The Estrella project will be built by sPower and add 56 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy capacity and 28 MW/112 MWh of battery storage in the Antelope Valley area of unincorporated Los Angeles County.
The project will generate enough electricity to power 23,000 Southern California homes with 100% carbon-free energy and serve 1.4% of CPA’s electrical load under a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA).
The project will create approximately 200 construction jobs through a 5-trade project labor agreement. Operations will begin in December 2022.
“Today we make good on our promise to invest locally. Clean energy projects like Estrella build resilience and create jobs in the communities CPA serves and we look forward to building more projects that improve reliability and boost our economy.”Ted Bardacke, executive director, Clean Power Alliance.
“sPower is excited to grow our partnership with CPA, through this second contract after Luna Storage. This project will provide substantial benefits to the local community, including employing Los Angeles County union workers and will add to sPower’s growing operating portfolio in California of more than 1200 megawatts.”Trupti Kalbag, director of Power Marketing at sPower.