Clean energy provider 3 Phases Renewables has signed a contract with the City of Santa Monica, located in Los Angeles County, to supply 100% renewable power for all of the city’s municipal operations, effective this month.
3 Phases Renewables says the renewable energy mix that will now power Santa Monica will be mostly comprised of solar and wind generated in California.
Santa Monica was one of the first cities in the nation to adopt a comprehensive sustainability plan, consistently aiming to increase the use of renewable and clean distributed generation sources. In the coming years, Santa Monica plans to expand its renewable energy purchasing to benefit all electric utility customers in the city.
This contract meets California’s renewable portfolio standards for 100% of the energy provided and covers more than 500 city-owned direct access eligible accounts and approximately 26,000 MWh of annual consumption. By purchasing renewable power via direct access, the city avoids nearly 18,000 metric tons of carbon.
The contract can be renewed for up to four additional years and is consistent with the goals established in Santa Monica’s Sustainable City Plan.