Thursday, November 7, 2019

USA, California: Community Choice Aggregators Contract for Nearly 3,200 MW Renewable Energy in Golden State

California CCAs Hit 3,000-Megawatt Mark for New Long-Term Clean Energy Contracts (News Release)

Community energy providers continue to procure resources state needs to meet ambitious decarbonization and climate change goals

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CCA PPAs in the Golden State.
The California Community Choice Association (CalCCA) announced today that Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs) in the state have in one year added another 1,000 Megawatts (MW) in long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) with new renewable energy projects, bringing the grand total of new-build contracts signed to 3,195 MW. The achievement reflects the strength of the CCA commitment to advancing clean energy, economic development and green jobs throughout California.

California’s CCAs have to date signed a total of 76 PPAs with new solar, wind, biogas and energy storage facilities, up from 59 contracts in November 2018 – a nearly 30% increase. The contract terms range from 10 to 25 years, or 18 years on average across all contracts.

Aggregators are expected to make long-term investments in more than 10,000 MW of new clean energy resources including solar, wind, geothermal and energy storage by 2030, and several CCAs are currently in the process of procuring new clean energy resources.

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