Southern California Edison (SCE) has signed power purchase agreements (PPAs) for electricity generated by four projects currently under development by First Solar in California, Nevada and Arizona, making SCE the largest single off-taker of energy from First Solar projects around the world.
Per the agreements, SCE will purchase the output from the 150-MW North Rosamond Solar Project and 100-MW Willow Springs Solar Project, both in Rosamond, California; the 100-MW Sunshine Valley Solar Project in Amargosa, Nevada; and the 150-MW Sun Streams Solar Project in Tonopah, Arizona.
All four projects are expected online by the end of 2019.
With the new PPAs, SCE is under contract for 2.2 GW of solar capacity from First Solar projects.
“This is an exciting milestone to reach in a valued long-term relationship,” said Brian Kunz, First Solar’s vice president of project development – U.S. West. “As an early off-taker, SCE was visionary in their inclusion of utility-scale solar in their energy mix. Their commitment to providing rate-payers with clean, affordable renewable energy continues with this set of agreements.”