Shell Energy North America and EDF Renewables North America have recently signed a 15-year solar PPA. The agreement is for the 132 megawatts of solar output in Riverside County, California.
According to a report on the Renewable Energy World website, the Maverick 7 project is part of the Palen Solar site to be established on 3,140 acres of federal lands. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management completed the federal permitting process and approved the project in October last year.
The project will begin operations by the end of 2021.
Dai Owen, the Vice President of Power Marketing for EDF Renewables, highlighted the project’s key assets. “Palen Solar, with a total of 500 megawatts of solar capacity, demonstrates EDF Renewables’ long-term commitment to solar development in California. The project uniquely positions the company to help load-serving entities meet their long-term carbon goals and obligations under California’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) by offering smaller tranches at industry-leading prices.”
About the Maverick 7 Solar Project
The Maverick 7 Project will have Shell Energy North America as its sole energy off-taker. Likewise, SENA will acquire 100 percent of the environmental attributes which include renewable energy credits and capacity.
The agreement builds on the previous PPA between SENA and EDF for another portion of the Palen Solar Project. The Palen Solar project has been in development for over six years.
The President of Shell Energy North America, Glen Wright, emphasized that the company is looking for opportunities to boost the supply of renewable energy in California. “We continually look for opportunities to increase the supply of renewable power in California while simultaneously reducing Shell’s carbon footprint. Customers and communities are demanding a shift in the way of generating power. The Maverick 7 Solar Project allows us to deliver a cleaner, sustainable energy solution.”
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