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Clēnera affiliate in PPA with SMUD for 392MWdc PV plant with 688MWh BESS in California

By Simon Yuen, Will Norman

US renewable energy firm Clēnera’s affiliate Country Acres Clean Power has entered into a busbar power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) for a 392MWdc/344MWac solar project in California, which also features 688MWh of energy storage capacity.

Under the PPA, Country Acres Clean Power will sell the solar energy produced by the facility located in Placer County, California, for 30 years. In addition to the PPA, Country Acres Clean Power has also entered into an interconnection agreement with SMUD, a municipal electric utility serving Sacramento County and part of Placer County, California.

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Upon completion of the required permits, County Acres Clean Power expects to begin construction in 2024, and commence commercial operations in 2026.

Clēnera is a subsidiary of Israeli renewable power firm Enlight Renewable Energy. Gilad Yavetz, CEO of Enlight Renewable Energy said the project is the company’s first project in California since acquiring Clēnera in 2021.

Prior to this project, Clēnera also signed a PPA with Arizona Public Service (APS), the state’s largest utility, to sell power from its CO Bar solar and storage complex, which is expected to begin commercial production in 2025.

Solar-plus-storage has seen a good deal of activity in California lately, with projects such as Intersect Power’s 679MW/1GWh project beginning commercial operations earlier this month. IPP Arevon also reached financial close on a 157MW/600MWh solar-plus-storage site in Imperial County, California, utilising the newly-available transferability credits under the Inflation Reduction Act.

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