Renewable Energy Update – June 2022 | Allen Matkins
Solar Power World – May 31
The Luciana Solar Project, a 73 MW solar project in Tulare County, has entered commercial service and is expected to generate clean and affordable energy equivalent to the needs of more than 20,000 California homes. Power generated by the project will be sold under a 15-year power purchase agreement with East Bay Clean Energy, which serves Alameda County and nearby towns.
Energy Storage News – May 27
Siemens’ international finance arm, U.S. development bank NADBank, and energy storage developer EnerSmart Storage have signed a $78.2 million loan facility to fund a fully merchant battery storage project in California totaling 165 MW. The credit facility will finance the design, construction and operation of a portfolio of large-scale energy storage projects totaling 165 MW/330 MWh at nine sites in San Diego County.
Associated Press – May 26
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) said last Thursday it had given final approval for a 416-mile transmission line that would connect wind farms in eastern Wyoming to customers in Utah and elsewhere in the West. BLM said it has notified Portland-based PacifiCorp that it can proceed with its Energy Gateway South transmission line.
Renewable Energy Magazine – May 25
East Bay Clean Energy (EBCE) has partnered with Fervo Energy to become the latest Community Choice Aggregator (CCA) to add a mandatory non-weather dependent power source. Developed by Fervo Energy, this facility marks EBCE’s first geothermal power purchase agreement, expanding the agency’s clean energy portfolio.