EDP Renewables North America LLC signed a 20-year power contract with community choice aggregator San José Clean Energy for 100 MW of solar and 10 MW of battery storage capacity from the Sonrisa Solar Park in Fresno County, Calif.
San José Clean Energy, or SJCE, is operated by the Community Energy Department, and serves more than 328,000 residential and business customers. SJCE joins community choice aggregator East Bay Community Energy in purchasing the output of the Sonrisa solar-plus-storage project.
East Bay Community, a local government-run retail energy supplier in Alameda County, Calif., in June agreed to purchase 100 MW of solar and 30 MW of energy storage capacity from the Sonrisa project.
With those two long-term power contracts, EDP Renewables expects to add 200 MW of solar and 40 MW of storage capacity at the project. The project is expected to start operation in 2022.
EDP Renewables is a subsidiary of EDP - Energias de Portugal SA.