Southern Cal signs 1.3GW solar PV

Southern California Edison (SCE) has signed long-term power purchase contracts with six developers for 1.314GW of solar PV, with deliveries to begin within a two-year period starting in 2019.

The utility giant did not make financial terms public for the deals, which are subject to approval by the California Public Utilities Commission.

The developers are Copper Mountain, 94MW, PPA 20 years; 8 minuteenergy Renewables, 51MW, 20 years; 8 minuteenergy Renewables and Silver Ridge Power, 406MW, 20 years; Panoche Valley Solar, 247MW, 20 years; Recurrent Energy, 206MW, 15 years; and Tribal Solar, 310MW, 20 years.

“SCE is committed to continuing to bring renewable power resources to our customers and helping achieve California’s environmental goals,” says Stuart R. Hemphill, a SCE senior vice president.

SCE awarded the contracts after an open and competitive process for all renewable resources designed to promote market development, contain costs, diversify power sources and help to meet the state’s 33% percent mandate by 2020.

In 2013, 22% of the power SCE delivered to its customers came from renewable sources, compared to the overall California power mix of about 15%.