Peninsula Clean Energy has agreed to purchase 245 megawatts of power from three California wind projects, a major complement to an increasing solar generation portfolio that will help the agency achieve its target of providing reliable all-renewable, emission-free power by 2025.
The additional generation of wind would put Peninsula Clean Energy closer to meeting its target of supplying renewable-only generation 24/7 by 2025. It will complement solar generation – including supply from newly commissioned 200-MW Wright Solar and 100-MW Mustang Two Whirlaway projects – particularly during colder months and other periods when solar power has historically declined.
“In order to hit our 100 percent renewable goal we will need some significant contributions from wind energy. We are particularly gratified to have longer-term commitments in a highly competitive market for wind energy projects that will help us further push the envelope in giving our customers clean and affordable power.”Jan Pepper, Peninsula Clean Energy CEO.
“We are pleased to work with Peninsula Clean energy to bring additional low-cost, renewable energy to its customers and economic growth to California. Once construction on this upgrade is completed, our project partners will enjoy an improved wind project that is more efficient and produces cost-effective energy.”Matt Handel, senior vice president of development for NextEra Energy Resources.