Valos Solar Ventures LLC says it has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) for its 20 MW SKIC Solar 1 site, located near Bakersfield, Calif.
California Public Utility Commission approval for SKIC Solar 1 is expected in October, and construction is set to begin no later than August 2013. The project will start selling power into the California market by April 2014, per the terms of the PPA.
‘Our SKIC Solar 1 project has already received its conditional-use permit, and we anticipate our interconnection agreement with PG&E to be signed by November,’ notes Lori Cuervo, Valos' chief operating officer." We are pleased that interconnection costs on this project are relatively low compared to other areas in the state."
Gehrlicher Solar America Corp. will serve as the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the SKIC Solar 1 project.