Shell Energy Signs PPA For Newly Approved Palen Solar

EDF Renewables North America and Shell Energy North America (SENA) have signed a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for the energy and renewable attributes of the Maverick 4 Solar Project, a 100 MW AC tranche of the Palen Solar facility.

The project is expected to deliver clean electricity by the end of 2020. Palen Solar is located in Riverside County, Calif., on 3,140 acres of federal lands within a Solar Energy Zone and Development Focus Area, managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The BLM recently completed the federal permitting process by issuing the project a record of decision, which sets in motion the path forward for construction.

“EDF Renewables is pleased to have completed the federal permitting process on Palen Solar. This 500 MW project uniquely positions EDF Renewables to help load-serving entities like Shell meet their long-term obligations under California’s renewable portfolio standard by offering smaller tranches at industry-leading prices,” comments Ian Black, senior director of development for EDF Renewables.

“SENA, as one of the largest energy suppliers in the West, is actively growing its renewable power business, building on our strengths and capabilities to bring more clean energy solutions to our customers,” adds Glenn Wright, vice president of SENA. “Working closely with companies like EDF Renewables, and its proven track record as a successful developer of large scale renewables, allows us both to better meet the evolving power needs of our customers.”

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