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California Community Power seeks offers of up to 200 MW of 'clean' resources

California Community Power, a joint powers agency comprised of 10 community choice aggregators, issued a request for offers for up to 200 MW of "firm clean resources" through one or more projects, with deliveries to start no later than June 1, 2026.

The resources should produce renewable energy on demand and can include geothermal and biomass sources, California Community Power, or CC Power, said in an Oct. 26 news release.

The request for offers, or RFO, follows a set of conditions that CC Power's board adapted in its joint procurement of up to 500 MW of long-duration storage in October 2020. The guidelines state that CC Power will also "consider workforce and environmental concerns for projects through enhancing the conditions imposed on project developers for workforce, the environment, and environmental justice," the release said.

Proposals are due on Dec. 13 and a tentative contract execution date has been targeted for July 2022. Projects must have a minimum capacity of 5 MW. Contract terms will be for a minimum of 10 years and up to 25 years, according to the RFO.

CC Power is a joint powers agency comprised of 10 California community choice aggregators: Central Coast Community Energy, CleanPowerSF, East Bay Community Energy, MCE Clean Energy, Peninsula Clean Energy, Redwood Coast Energy Authority, San Jose Clean Energy, Silicon Valley Clean Energy, Sonoma Clean Power Authority and Valley Clean Energy Alliance.