PG&E Signs Agreement For 830 MW Of Solar


Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) has announced a series of power agreements totaling more than 2,000 MW, including contracts to buy more than 830 MW of solar power.

In addition, PG&E has asked the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to approve new agreements for power from natural gas-fired plants that can balance the fluctuating output of solar and wind resources. According to PG&E, these agreements grew out of a competitive solicitation last year to identify long-term power projects with the best customer value. They include two proposed new facilities in California's Contra Costa County and an existing co-generation plant in Kern County, owned by Midway Sunset Cogeneration Co.

‘Taken together, these agreements reflect PG&E's comprehensive energy strategy to meet our customers' future power needs with clean energy solutions,’ says Fong Wan, senior vice president of energy procurement at PG&E. ‘Consistent with state policy, we are building our portfolio to ensure affordable and reliable energy services, while moving as quickly as possible to meet California's renewable power goals.’

SOURCE: Pacific Gas and Electric Co.

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